Source: Post & Courier
Mike Mooneyham of the Post & Courier reports that pro wrestling legend Mae Young is in very bad health:
Some sad news to report. Legendary WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young is in failing health and is now under hospice care.
A fixture on the wrestling scene since the 1940s, the 90-year-old icon recently was discharged from the hospital and is now receiving hospice visits at the Columbia residence she shares with former midget women’s wrestling star Diamond Lil (Katie Glass).
A kidney is in the process of shutting down, and Young is breathing with the assistance of an oxygen machine, says a friend.
“She’s had a good, long life,” said former women’s champ Susan Green. “But things start wearing out by the time you get to be 90. She’s lived an amazing life. If all of us could be so lucky.”
Mae Young indeed has had a remarkable life. While she only admits to being 90, some colleagues say the actual number may be closer to 94. She comes by her nickname, the “Amazing” Mae Young, quite honestly. She holds the distinction of having wrestled in nine different decades.
Thoughts and prayers to a remarkable lady who dedicated her life to pro wrestling.