WWE icon Hulk Hogan no longer has any feeling in his legs, fellow pro wrestler Kurt Angle has claimed.
Hogan, 69, real name Terry Gene Bollea, made a surprise guest appearance at the 30th anniversary of Raw in Philadelphia last week.
But Olympic gold medallist Angle, 54, has now revealed Hogan told him he last lost all feeling in his lower body following a recent back surgery.
Speaking on his self-titled programme The Kurt Angle Show, he said: “Hogan had his back surgery again.
“He had the nerves cut from his lower body. He can’t feel his lower body. So [he] uses his cane to walk around.
“I thought he was using the cane because he had pain in his back. He doesn’t have any pain. He has nothing at all. He can’t feel anything.
“So now he can’t feel his legs. So he has to walk with a cane which is, you know, that’s pretty serious, man.
“I mean, I really feel for Hogan. He put his heart and soul into the business and [it] ate him up.
“I mean, if you’re gonna kick off the show, the 30th anniversary of Raw, [it] should be Hulk Hogan. He’s the name and face of the company. He’s the guy that revolutionised pro wrestling.
“I have so much respect for him.”
Hogan is yet to address the claims made by Angle.
It comes after Hogan left WWE fans concerned last week when he posted two bizarre tweets on social media.
After initially tweeting a simple “Help,” Hogan followed this with: “I ran out of toilet paper brother, help!!!!!!!!”.
The legendary entertainer is one of the most significant wrestlers in WWE’s long history.
He appeared alongside Jimmy Hart at Raw XXX last week.