Kenny Omega Says He's Undergoing Surgery 'Very Soon,' Optimistic About Returning To 'Early AEW Omega' Form

Kenny Omega gives an update on his health.

Fans saw Kenny Omega in a hospital bed on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, making the announcement of Anarchy in the Arena for AEW Double or Nothing. Kenny was laid up and laid out by The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson), Kazuchika Okada, and Jack Perry on the May 1st episode of AEW Dynamite.

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Speaking on his Twitch stream, Omega gave an update on his health.

"I did have to go back to the hospital. The good news is that I was able to get some pre-op stuff done. It's a double-edged sword, it's good news and bad news. The good news is, I have a wonderful doctor and he is someone who is the top of his field. He is very hard to get appointments and surgeries with. However, he's done me a solid. I will actually be getting surgery very, very, very soon. Unfortunately for me, it means I have to leave town again. However, again, this guy is the top in his field. Even though it's a major surgery, I do feel the most comfortable with this individual. So, even though there are always worries going into a major surgery, if there is one person I feel the most confident with, it's this dude. Bad news is, it's like an end of an era because sadly this may be my last stream in a while. I'd like to say that I can get it done and appear in front of a computer, but it probably won't work that way. When I feel good and can travel up a flight of stairs or whatever, I'd love to hop in front of a monitor and maybe hang out and chat. That's coming up right away. Right away, right away. A couple of days. I'm looking forward to it. A little bit of nerves, but to have such a capable doctor that I was able to have take care of this as quickly as he is, I do feel fortunate and that luck was on my side a little bit. There is good and bad. I'm feeling good about it and I'm optimistic. There was a moment when I was dealing with this stuff where I wasn't sure if I could come back. I was actually leaning towards, not leaning towards, but heavily considering the possibility that I might not ever (return).

"Had I needed to announce my retirement, I felt like I was in a place where I could have done with a smile on my face because I feel I've had a wonderful career and I've had fun doing this and I've met a lot of great people and I've been able to do things I never thought I would be able to do. However, now I feel like, with the individual I'm going to see and the rundown he's given me on the way he will do the procedure, it's so much different than what I was told here in Orlando. It opened up the door for the possibility for not only a comeback, but I might, you never know, but I might be able to come back about as good before my title run. We're talking early days AEW level of Kenny Omega where, a little beat up from past injuries.

"I do believe that's when the diverticulitis started was the beginning days of AEW. Before the broken nose, hernia, shoulder, knee, all that stuff. Those aches and pains, a lot of them still exist. I always thought the diverticulitis was my hernia. I thought the mesh had burst. It was something else completely. I guess it dates back to early 2020 when I started making appearances for Triple A. I've been fighting this thing, in the early stages, for about four years. When I actually had a herniation, I thought, 'We got it, we nailed it, that's the reason why my stomach hurts.' That was just one of many problems. It's given me a chance to consider a new Kenny Omega, repackaging, and sort of rebranding before I come back. To what degree? I don't know, I guess we'll see how I feel. In a perfect world, I would like to come back better than I was before. It's not my prime; those days are done, but I want to come back differently and bring something new to the table. A lot of same these days. It's making me sick."

Omega announced in December 2023 that he was diagnosed with diverticulitis and would be off television indefinitely.

Fightful wishes Omega the best as he continues to recover.

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