Leon White, known to wrestling fans as Vader or Big Van Vader, is back in the hospital just a few days after announcing he was released. Vader underwent successful open heart surgery last month and was in the hospital until April 13 of this month.
Vader announced on Twitter yesterday that he was hospitalized due to pneumonia. In the tweet, Vader mentioned that his pain is through the roof and cannot breath.
Brief timeline of Vader’s recent health issue:
Less than two years ago, Vader revealed that he had congestive heart failure and said that he had two years to live. Vader is now 62 years.
On March 26 2018, Vader’s son, Jesse announced on Twitter that Vader had underwent open heart surgery and has a long road to recovery.
Just a few days on, on April 13th, 2018, Vader announced that he was released from the hospital.
April 19, 2018, Vader is back in the hospital and was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was experiencing a lot of pain and difficulty breathing.