Konnan Gives Update On His Health: Doing Better, But Needs A Kidney Transplant

Professional wrestlers dealing with ailments later in life is certainly nothing new, and for Konnan, his health struggles in recent years have been well-documented. Whether it's been COVID-19, hip and heart surgery, or recent kidney issues, he's been through the ringer. Currently, it's the kidney problems that continue to plague him. But this past week on "K100," Konnan touched on his next course of action while providing a hopeful update in the meantime.


"I was doing terrible and now I'm doing better," he said. "I'm on dialysis, but I need a kidney donor. But other than that, yeah, I'm doing better." He confirmed late last year that he had begun dialysis, and that prior to doing so the previous eight months had been a tortuous experience for him in every conceivable way. "Mentally, physically, it's been very, very, very hard to go to work, to do this show," Konnan said at the time.

Despite his struggles with COVID-19 last year and the heart surgery that reportedly stemmed from them, things are at least looking better right now for the former WCW United States Champion. While he hasn't wrestled since August 2019, Konnan remains very active in professional wrestling. He is currently signed to MLW and Impact Wrestling, and also works as booker for AAA, but made a recent appearance for WWE to induct Rey Mysterio into their Hall of Fame.


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