WWE legend Bret 'Hitman' Hart reveals cancer diagnosis
STAMFORD, Connecticut – Bret "The Hitman" Hart revealed Monday that he is battling cancer, which he called his "toughest battle."
Hart will undergo surgery for prostate cancer, saying on social media, "I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I . . . stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear."
Hart has always been a larger-than-life figure in the wrestling world, winning five WWE World Heavyweight Championships before being inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Hart comes from a family of wrestlers, he watched his father, Stu Hart, wrestle professionally in Canada before joining him in the sport. His brother, Owen Hart, died tragically during a 1999 match in Kansas City when his harness broke as he was being lowered into the ring.
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