Times have been tough for former WCW and WWE star Vader over the last few years. The man (who at his heaviest weighed in excess of 450 pounds) has been having some heart problems.
Back in November of 2016, he was apparently told by doctors that he only had two years to live due to congestive heart failure as a result of football and wrestling that had taken a toll on his body. Just recently, Vader announced that he would be undergoing full-blown open heart surgery and asked for fans to wish him the best of luck in his recovery:
Monday morning. Dallas, TX I am now having full blown Open Heart Surgery. They say it’s tough surgery to get through. Wish me luck I am gonna need it.
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) March 22, 2018