Legendary AEW broadcaster Jim Ross has confirmed that he will miss around a month of work while he undergoes radiation therapy for skin cancer.
Jim Ross has confirmed that he will be absent from AEW programming until December 29 while he undergoes radiation therapy.
JR was recently diagnosed with skin cancer after discovering a strange growth on his leg. On a recent edition of his Grilling JR podcast, the legendary pro-wrestling announcer opened up about the treatment plan of action and revealed that he would be undergoing 22 rounds of radiation therapy.
Ross took to Twitter on Thursday, November 25 to announce his (hopefully) brief leave of absence.
“Due to my skin cancer care totaling 22 radiation treatments starting Monday, I will hopefully return to the announce desk on December 29 in Jacksonville,” Tweeted Ross.
Later, AEW president Tony Khan shared a message of support to his lead announcer.
“JR, everyone here at [AEW] wishes you the best. I think it’s a great gameplan you’ve got, we look forward to your return to commentary, hopefully in your new hometown Jacksonville FL [Daily’s Place] at New Year’s Smash at the end of December!” Khan tweeted. “We want you to kick the cancer’s ass, JR!”