WCW legend and former NFL star Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael has revealed that he was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Mongo revealed that he was diagnosed with the disease three month ago.
“I promise you,” Mongo told the Tribune, “this epitaph that I’m going to have on me now? This ain’t ever how I envisioned this was going to end.”
According to the man himself, Mongo will no longer be able to make public appearances. “I want everybody to realize why they’re no longer going to see me around,” he said.
Steve McMichael was a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears between 1981 and 1993. He is best remembered by wrestling fans for his stint in WCW between 1995 – 1999.
Mongo also appeared at ringside at WrestleMania XI in support of his NFL colleague Lawrence Talyor, who was taking on Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event.
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet