Jim Ross shares gruesome photo of his radiation burns
AEW announcer Jim Ross took to social media on Tuesday night to share a close-up of the radiation burns on his ankle.
Although the burns are horrifying to watch, the legendary announcer revealed that the doctors were happy with the healing process. He also blurted out an “Ugh” in the caption, as seen below.
Last December, Ross confirmed he was cancer-free shortly before returning to the AEW commentary booth.
Ross first announced his skin cancer diagnosis in late October, revealing he had the problem for over a year. He would then undergo a total of 22 radiation treatments from the end of November.
In January, Ross opened up about the day-to-day challenges he faces despite his victory over cancer.
“My wound is healing slowly but it is healing,” Ross said on his Grilling JR podcast. “Damn, it hurts, I’m telling you. When I take a good shower and gently use a loofah on that wound, it feels like something from outer space. It’s just bright red, which means it’s burnt in hell. The only thing I can do is put some cream on it and we dress it up for the TV.
“Sitting around my house in Jacksonville now, I don’t wear the bandage, I just keep the medicine on it and I occasionally take painkillers which I don’t like to take. It makes me useless as shit but it’s ok, it heals I still have 30 days of this worsening and am going to see the doctor next week to see how it heals.
Ross also spoke about the warm reception he received from the locker room and AEW fans when he got back to work.
“It was moving honestly,” Ross admitted. “I’m glad it didn’t last longer than it did because the more I thought about the trip and all the people who have been with me on the trip including little Jan you start to say “Okay, it’s time to Withdraw. Sit down with your fat ass, don’t start crying like a baby. Because that’s what was going to happen. I’m glad it was short, Tony Khan could have put this anywhere or nowhere.What we normally do on our shows, at 7:55 the announcers are introduced.
“Seeing people get up from their seats [was awesome]. It was the biggest Dynamite at Daley’s Place, we had pay per views there that maybe topped those numbers, but man, it was so memorable in my career. Tony could have put me at 7:55 and no one at home would have seen him. He decided to make Good Ol’ JR’s comeback a part of that night’s creation and just so happens to have started at the very top. I appreciate his consideration and kindness. »
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