Vader confirms on Twitter he has two years left to live

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Professional wrestling can take a serious toll on an individual's body.

Just look at the number of WWE superstars that have had to retire from professional wrestling due to serious injuries, whether it be to their necks, their backs, or due to concussion reasons.

However, the more alarming thing is the fact even after retiring, former superstars can suffer from health issues. In history, plenty of former wrestlers have sadly passed away way too young due to health and body issues, and sadly, it looks like it's happening once again.


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Former WWE and WCW superstar Vader has confirmed on Twitter that he's been given just two years to live due to a serious heart condition.

The 61-year-old took to his official Twitter account to confirm that the doctors have told him he has congestive heart failure, and they've given him just 24 months left to live.

Vader, who has been in the headlines in recent weeks due to his angry tweets aimed towards two-time Hall of Famer Ric Flair, posted a revealing message on his social media page confirming the bad news.

He posted: "Told by 2 heart Drs at this time that my heart is wore out from football&wrestling. I have 2 yrs to live, congestive heart failure reality."

Vader made his official debut in WWE, then known as WWF, back in 1996, only to leave two years later in 1998.

However, he then made his return to WWE in 2005, but it was a return that didn't last long as he chose to return to Japan.

He has made cameo appearances for WWE ever since, but he officially retired from wrestling in 2007.

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