Jim Ross is going to be off All Elite Wrestling television for an extended period of time.
Ross confirmed that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer. He took to social media to inform the AEW fanbase that he will undergo treatment of 22 radiation sessions but wasn’t planning to miss any of his responsibilities to AEW. He announced that he is starting his treatments on Monday, November 29, and looking to be back in the commentary booth on the December 29 edition of AEW Dynamite, titled New Year’s Dash.
“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,” Ross posted on Twitter. “Tony Khan supports me on this strategy which has been a blessing. My thanks for all your support.”
Khan responded to his statement to further throw his support behind the Hall of Fame announcer.
“Jr, everyone here at AEW wishes you the best,” Khan posted. “I think it’s a great gameplan you’ve got, we look forward to your return to commentary. We want you to kick the cancer’s ass JR.”
This is the second time that Ross has publicly battled skin cancer. The first came back in 2016 and he underwent surgery in 2018.
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