The Milford Daily News has an interview up with WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper. Piper talks about a number of topics, including how he broke into wrestling, his love for the city of Boston, his movie career and more. To read the entire interview, visit MilfordDailyNews.com.
The Hot Rod talked about being diagnosed with cancer three years ago: “I was in Glasgow and my hips wouldn’t work, and no one could figure out what was going on. I went home and checked into the hospital that was closest to my ranch. The doctors took it seriously, and had some x-rays done. Later on one doctor told me it was one of those freak things. He said, ‘You have a bone chip that is cutting the nerves to your legs.’ They go to look inside and, holy cow, they find a huge mass tumor on the inside of my spine. So they did an operation they didn’t expect, and while they were doing it, the doctor found a lymph gland that was a little swollen and he took a biopsy. A few days later, I hadn’t heard anything, and two doctors and a nurse came in and said ‘How’re you feeling, and by the way, you’ve got cancer.”
He was diagnosed with low-grade 2A lymphoma, then went through 20 radiations and chemo treatments over four weeks. Piper adds: “I beat it three years ago. In two more years, if it doesn’t come back, I’m out of the woods. I’m strong right now. I’m in shape. In the morning I’m juicing two apples, two carrots, two celery, two beets, two ginger. I’m drinking that every morning to try to keep the cancer away. I’ve got a lot on my shoulders, but I’ve got the most beautiful family in the world.”