‘I will never wrestle again,’ said the WWE superstar Triple H, whose given name is Paul Levesque and 52 years. ‘First of all, I have a defibrillator in my chest, which, you know, probably not a good idea for me to get zapped on live TV.
It was a checkup with his doctor on the advice of his wife, WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s daughter Stephanie, that may have saved his life.
‘I had viral pneumonia,’ Triple H said. ‘My lungs were inflamed and as the next couple days went on, when I got home it got increasingly worse. My wife saw some blood and stuff that I was coughing up and I went and got checked.
‘I had fluid in my lungs, I had some fluid around my heart, he continued. ‘So they followed up on it, did an EKG and an echo and everything.’
On Friday night, March 25, he revealed he suffered a cardiac arrest last September which led to heart surgery, forcing him to call it a day.
“As far as in-ring, which I get a lot, I’m done,” he confirmed when speaking to Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take.
“I will never wrestle again. First of all, I have a defibrillator in my chest, and it’s not a good idea for me to get zapped on live TV.”
The WWE world and fans have been paying their respects to the superstar.