Bill Watts details battle with COVID & viral pneumonia, states that he ‘fought’ for his life

Bill Watts opens up about dealing with COVID and viral pneumonia and how that has affected him the past four to five months

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Bill Watts opens about about his recent health struggle.

Wrestler and promoter Bill Watts tallied up over 30 years in the pro wrestling business. He’s competed in All Japan and was a constant in many areas around North America such as Florida, St. Louis and Chicago.

Watts was welcomed onto John Bradshaw Layfield and Gerald Brisco’s ‘Stories with Brisco & Bradshaw’ show and he opened up about his recent battle with COVID and viral pneumonia. Watts stated that for the last four-to-five months, he fought for his life. He added that he’s been in the hospital five times in that time span.

For the last four to five months, I got the worst strain of COVID and viral pneumonia and I really fought for my life. I’ve been in the hospital five times and you know, you’re so weak and all you’re gonna talk about is your damn health and I think what a miserable thing, and boy did we raise some cain and do some things and we didn’t even never consider getting old because we didn’t even know what it was.

Watts is in his early 80s and he’ll turn 84 in May 2023.

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