For fans of tag team wrestling, there are few legends bigger than The Rock n’ Roll Express. Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton practically wrote the book on tag team wrestling as a babyface, and even showed last year during their latest run as the NWA Tag Team Championships that they are among the best in the business.
Ricky Morton was busting out Suicide Dives & Canadian Destroyers at 63 years old, showing that if you don’t stop working, ring rust will never accumulate. However, Morton has run into some hard times with his health, as he has been diagnosed with Bell Palsy.
Ricky Morton Shares His Story
“Few days ago, I woke up and got ready to go to the gym. I went downstairs and had me a cup of coffee and I noticed the coffee running out of my mouth,” Morton said. “It really scared me. I ran in the bathroom and I saw that my face looked disfigured.”
Morton said he wasn’t sure what was happening and decided to go to a local medical facility for help, adding he is doing fine now.
“I thought that I might be having a stroke but I went to the hospital,” Morton continued. “They told me it was brought on by stress and everything but I have a touch of Bell’s palsy. It looks like it’s starting to clear up a little bit. I can shut my eyes and start talking. I just wanted to tell the wrestling world out there, if you see me, don’t run off. I’m doing good. Physically wise, I’m great.”
Bell’s palsy is the same medical condition that has affected wrestling legend Jim Ross and recently and NXT UK star Piper Niven. About 1.5% of people are affected at some point in their life.
On The Road To Recovery
He urged fans that he is fine and will be making a full recovery, but it will still take time. It could often take up to two months for everything to be clear, but Ricky Morton will be fine in the end.
It’s unclear how many matches the legend has left in him, but he is proving to be one tough S.O.B. We here at wrestling news plus wish Ricky Morton a speedy recovery!
Morton and Robert Gibson were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017. The team won the NWA World Tag Team Championship last October.
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