WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan reportedly hospitalized
Bobby "The Brain Heenan, one of the most iconic managers in pro wrestling history, was hospitalized Wednesday after falling, WWE Hall of Fame announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund confirmed on Twitter.
Hey Gang. Just got word that, Bobby Heenan had a spill this morning and will be in the hospital for a few days. Wishing The Brain the best
— Gene Okerlund (@TheGeneOkerlund) May 4, 2016
Heenan’s wife Cynthia said on Twitter that, "Doctors are going to keep Bobby for the next 72 hours because his blood pressure is so low." Pro Wrestling Sheet also confirmed the news.
Doctors are going keep Bobby for the next 72 hours because his blood pressure is so low
— Cynthia Heenan (@Cynthia_Heenan) May 4, 2016
Heenan, 71, has had health problems for a number of years. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002 and has also had tongue cancer. Last year, he had a procedure on his hip after suffering a previous fall.
Heenan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 after a memorable career as a manger that spanned decades. He managed such icons as Andre the Giant, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and "Ravishing" Rick Rude.