Jim Ross Provides A Medical Update, Says Tony Khan Has Been Nothing But Amazing

Jim Ross has provided a medical update.

On October 23, AEW announcer Jim Ross confirmed that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer after undergoing a CT scan. Ross has previously been diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016 and underwent surgery in 2018.

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A week later, he shared that he would be undergoing 22 radiation treatments but didn't expect to miss any work.

On the latest episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross revealed that the doctor found two more spots on his back which will be removed. He also said that AEW President Tony Khan has been incredibly supportive, and though he still hopes not to miss much work, he knows it's best to put ego aside and do what's best for his health. Here are his full remarks:

"I don't like dealing with this skin cancer. I don't like dealing with that either. But that's the hand I've been dealt, and the only thing I can do is to get healthy and go through all the procedures to ensure that can happen. I know on the 22nd of November I'm having -- The doctor found two more places on my back and he's going to cut those out in one appointment and then earlier in the day, I'll have gone to my cancer doctor and had to build a boot for me to do the radiation accurately, which I'm all for. So, two different processes. One is my back. Two places on my back that I didn't know I had and the other is that big one on my ankle. Ironically, the one of my ankle's healing up real well. It's almost -- You still see that there's an issue, but it doesn't look as gross, as gruesome as I had displayed in that picture, which I wish I had not done, quite honestly. But I did. I really believe in sharing with the fans. Maybe to a faulty degree, to be honest with you.

So I got a big month of November. It's going to be an aggressive month and unfortunately, you know, as I said earlier, I wanted to make sure I can still do my stuff. I'll know more about that after November 22, but you know, if I can't, I gotta put my health first. I think that's the right thing to do. Ego wise, you know, people say, 'Are you worried about getting replaced?' Oh, hell no. I work for Tony Khan. I work for a different man than I worked for in the past. He has been nothing but amazing in this whole process to the point of whatever you need, we'll take care of you. Whatever you need to do to get you healthy again, that's what we'll do. We're ready to take every step of the way with you. The irony of this is, that unlike a lot of wrestling bosses, I believe him. I trust him. I can't tell you how much that takes a load off your chest, where I can go back and focus on the business I love, that's pro wrestling.

So that's where I am on that those couple of matters. It's just a battle you got to fight, man. I don't need to woe is me. I don't need anybody to feel sorry. I don't need a GoFundMe page. I don't need any of that stuff, thank God, but I'm damn sure that I'm gonna fight this with everything I got and get through these radiation treatments and hopefully just move on about my business. It may be timed real good because I know we're going to TBS and January. I'd really like to be good to go by January and back in the announced booth. I may not miss many shows at all. I don't know yet. Some guys can't figure that out. 'Why don't you know? We need to know.' Well, the deal is I've never had radiation. I don't know. So I got to figure out how I'm going to feel. If I can't do my work to the level that I am comfortable with, there's no way in hell I'm going to force that on the fans. But when I get full of piss and vinegar and I get healthy, watch out."

Jim Ross is set to be on commentary this evening for AEW Full Gear. Fightful will have live coverage of the event as well as a post-show review immediately following its conclusion.

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