WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton announced that he has been diagnosed with a touch of Bell's Palsy. Morton revealed the news on a recent episode of his School of Morton podcast.
"Last Tuesday, I woke up, getting ready to go to the gym. I went downstairs and had a cup of coffee. I noticed the coffee run out of my mouth. It really scared me. I ran to the bathroom and seen that my face looked disfigured. I thought that I might, MIGHT, be having a stroke. I went to the hospital and they told me it was brought on by stress, but I have a touch of Bell's Palsy. It looks like it's starting to clear up a bit. I can shut my eyes and start talking. I wanted to tell the wrestling world out there; if you see me, don't run off. I'm doing good. [Physically], I'm doing great," he said.
One half of the Rock N Roll Express, Morton remains active in the ring at the age of 63. He recently competed on the NJPW The New Beginning In USA 2020 tour in January and February. He's also active in the NWA, having recently held the NWA Tag Team Championships alongside Robert Gibson.
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