Bray Wyatt posts heartfelt video on Barry Windham’s health issues

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Bray Wyatt has broken character to speak about his uncle Barry Windham’s recent health issues.

In an Instagram post on Friday night, Wyatt thanked the bystander who administered CPR to Windham while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance. The 62-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday 2nd December.

The veteran’s niece posted an update on Friday to say that Windham was out of the ICU, stable, and able to talk and stand.

In Wyatt’s video, he says:

When I was a kid, I looked at my dad, my uncles, my grandfather, who were all professional wrestlers. I looked at them as if they were like they were Greek gods or something, like they couldn’t feel pain; they were immortal; they would always be just like that. As we get older, and I become a man myself, you start to understand that’s just not the case. Nothing is forever.

This week, my uncle, Barry Windham, he had a massive heart failure in Atlanta and he went down, and he didn’t have a pulse for 10 to 20 minutes, so he was away, he was gone.

I want to thank one specific man, Michael Todd Lalic, who was there — a random citizen. He gave him CPR there throughout that entire time before everyone else and the EMTs can get to him, and he stayed with him, and he’s the reason that we have Barry still. He’s alive, he’s with us.

Barry Windham has given his life to his profession. His whole life has been about this, just like mine, and he put everything into it, and I wanted to share that I am incredibly thankful to have him back.

My sister set up a GoFundMe in his name and not obligated to share, no one is obligated to share anything. But if you could, that would be incredibly helpful … Be good to the ones you love. Always remind them about that how much they mean to you because nothing is forever. Thank you for everything, guys.

The Go Fund Me campaign mentioned by Wyatt is still active.

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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.