Chris Jericho Shows Off His Physique On 52nd Birthday

Chris Jericho turns 52 on Wednesday, November 9, and the ROH World Champion is seemingly in pristine physical condition. The wrestling legend shared a selfie of himself late Tuesday night, as seen below.


Jericho underwent a noticeable physical transformation following his near-death experience in late 2021 while he was on tour in the United Kingdom with his band, Fozzy. After encountering breathing problems on stage, The Lionheart would be diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, a condition brought about by blood clots in the lungs. Upon returning to the United States, Jericho was told he had a body fat of 21 percent, and that he needed to lose weight.

Following his health scare, Jericho admittedly made significant changes to his diet and lifestyle, losing as much as 31 pounds within the span of eight weeks. When a leaner, more shredded Jericho returned to AEW TV earlier this year, he was accused of getting ab implants by fans on social media, which the veteran wrestler brushed off as "the stupidest f—-ng thing" he'd ever heard.


The leader of the Jericho Appreciation Society (JAS) will defend his ROH World Title in a Four-Way Match against Sammy Guevera, Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli at the Full Gear pay-per-view on November 19. The unique idea of two sets of stablemates – Jericho & Guevera of JAS and Danielson & Castagnoli of Blackpool Combat Club – wrestling in a Four-Way was pitched by Jericho himself, who agreed to defend his title against both Danielson and Castagnoli provided Guevera is inserted into the match.

Since capturing the ROH World Title from Castagnoli at "AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam" on September 21, Jericho has already had four successful title defenses – against Colt Cabana, Dalton Castle, Danielson, and Bandido. Jericho will be unable to appear live on "AEW Dynamite" tonight due to the fact he's on tour with Fozzy in the U.K., but he could be shown in a pre-taped segment.