WWE Legend Terry Funk's Health Has Reportedly Taken A Turn For The Worse

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WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Terry Funk has been around the world of wrestling for upwards of 50 years, but unfortunately, reports have surfaced that one of the pioneers of hardcore wrestling's health has taken a turn for the worse and that Funk is unable to live entirely on his own.

The Twitter account for Terry Funk (which is not maintained by Funk but by a third party that only dictates tweets from Funk over the phone) went on to confirm the reports about the wrestler's condition. While no specific medical conditions were given, the message went on to confirm that Funk is in residential care for "multiple health issues."

Yes, Mr. Funk is currently receiving residential care for his multiple health issues, which do affect his mind as well as the rest of his body. As you can imagine, some days are better than others. He & his family appreciate all of your kind words! FOREVER!

The news first surfaced via another WWE Legend, Don Muraco. On Don Muraco's Magnificent Podcast, Muraco announced that he'd heard Terry Funk was suffering from dementia and was currently living in an assisted living facility. PWInsider.com went on to report the same news, saying that Funk had been suffering from dementia-related issues for some time but that his condition had gotten progressively worse in the past year. Both sources stated Funk's condition seemed to get worse following the passing of his wife, Vicki Funk, who died in March of 2019.

While Terry Funk's current health status isn't explicitly known, it's sad news for many wrestling fans who remember his scores of memorable matches dating from the '60s to the late 2000s. In his prime, Funk was known for more extreme types of matches, many of which included barbed wire. Funk would get bloodied up on the barbed wire and other objects and is generally considered to be one of the best "hardcore" wrestlers in the business.

While Terry Funk is a WWE Hall of Famer, it's more than fair to say his celebrity extended far beyond the boundaries of the brand back in the day. Funk was a notable face in WCW as well as ECW (before their acquisition by the WWE) and had a long stint early in his career with All Japan World Wrestling. As such, he's amassed quite a diverse fanbase, and while he may not be as world-renowned as Hulk Hogan or John Cena, there's no denying his contributions to the sport of pro wrestling are immeasurable. Plus, appearances in projects like Road House in 1989, Over the Top in 1987, and The Ringer in 2005.

CinemaBlend would like to wish the best for Terry Funk, and his health going forward and wishes his family well. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for more updates on the WWE and its stars past and present.

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