Following Buff Bagwell's horrific car accident, Bagwell is now breathing and eating on his own, TMZ reports.

Wife Judy Bagwell told TMZ, "The breathing tube was removed on Wednesday ... he is talking ... he's eating solid foods."

She also said that doctors were "shocked" at Buff Bagwell's progress so far, "[Doctors] were really shocked that he was communicating so soon ... he's a fighter."

Old WCW buddies including Sting, Scott and Rick Steiner and Diamond Dallas Page have all been in contact with Buff. "It really helped that he's been contacted by friends," Judy stated. "He's really feeling the love."

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