Legendary wrestler Jimmy Rave, 38, has revealed that he had both legs amputated after battling MRSA
Legendary wrestler Jimmy Rive has revealed he had to have both legs amputated after a repeat case of MRSA – just months after he retired because a staph infection forced doctors to amputate one of his arms.
Jimmy Rive, 38, tweeted a distressing photo showing the professional wrestler lying in his hospital bed with his legs and left arm removed because he was diagnosed again with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection.
I have a date [with] This will often cancel offers due to this condition Twitter Sunday.
“I went all this time without revealing my legs because of this embarrassment.”
Jamie Rive, 38, revealed on Twitter on Sunday that he had both legs amputated after contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection commonly found in hospitals – in both legs.
The former professional wrestler is best known for his work on Ring Of Honor, a live show featuring ‘best in-ring action’ and new styles developed by new young stars that include wrestling, mixed and high-flying mixed martial arts.
Life-threatening, treatment-resistant staphylococcal infection: What is MRSA?
MRSA is a type of bacteria that is resistant to many widely used antibiotics, making it particularly difficult to treat.
Detecting an infection early can prevent it from spreading and infecting others.
Nearly 30 percent of people carry Staphylococcus aureus even in the nose, armpits, groin, or buttocks without realizing it.
This can invade the body’s bloodstream and release toxic toxins that kill up to a fifth of infected patients.
MRSA is most commonly associated with hospitals.
In addition to being highly drug-resistant, current screening methods are somewhat imprecise, allowing infection to spread as a patient moves in and out of hospitals.
Even when the infection is successfully treated, it doubles the average patient’s stay in the hospital, as well as increasing health care costs.
The World Health Organization recently ranked MRSA as a high priority on its list for new drug research and development.
Last December, Rave announced on his Instagram that he was ending his wrestling career due to the amputation of his left arm.
I have been very fortunate over the past 21 years in professional wrestling and have been able to live my dream. Today, this dream is over for me and I have a new reality,” he wrote on Instagram on December 10, 2020.
‘This is the last Tuesday.’ [December 8]My world collapsed when the doctors found an infection in my left arm. I tried to get rid of him but by the time I saw the doctor it was too late and they had to amputate my left arm above the elbow.
Roughly 30 percent of people carry a staph infection — even in the nose, armpit, groin or buttocks without realizing it — but MRSA infects about two out of every 100 people, according to health officials.
Athletes and those receiving inpatient medical care or having surgery or inserted medical devices are at greater risk of MRSA infection.
If left untreated, the infection can invade the body’s bloodstream and release toxic toxins that kill up to a fifth of infected patients.
Professional wrestler Roman Vizirian wrote: ‘I hate that this happened to you. Going from being a huge fan of you to sharing a ring with you remains the highlight of my career. We are all rooting for you.
Another supporter, Jeremy Fine, also wrote encouraging words for Rafe: “Brother, you have done so much to help so many people including myself who have nothing to do with wrestling. I hope you know I pray that you will remember your ability to help others. You’ve done it before, and now you’re doing it differently. I love you man. #Changelives.
Rave claimed that he withheld knowledge about his legs due to “embarrassment” and that there were “things not true” circulating about that the professional was experiencing “something else”.
A few days before he posted a photo of him lying in his hospital bed, the wrestler sent the hospital bill for more than $100,000, with accommodations and food alone costing the retired star $52,500, and asked his fans to help out with the cost.
Rave posted a staggering $103,000 medical bill on Twitter last week asking his fans for help
Rave himself was “stunned” by the shocking bill of $103,314.77 for treatment, lab work, pharmacy fees, room and board, and $8.50 a day to “use 20 TV channels.”
Other professional wrestlers gathered around the star, and many of their followers begged for “help if you can.”
I’m really sorry this happened to you, you never failed any of us and you are such an inspiration to all of us. Professional wrestler Toby Farley writes that the amount of things you have stolen from your work or your knowledge that you have given others is invaluable.
“I don’t know where the rumors started, it was because of something else, but I haven’t been to the shows for a long time,” he wrote on Twitter. “Professional wrestling is everything I’ve ever loved. It’s upsetting to think that the tribe I would have died for, would say untrue things about me.
a GoFundMe The page was created to help Rave after his arm was amputated in 2020, with several new donations pouring in after his latest announcement.
So far Page has raised $16,115 from its $20,000 goal.
Rave is best known for his work with Ring Of Honor – a live show featuring “the best action in the ring” and new styles “developed by new young stars that include wrestling, mixed martial arts, and high flying.”
The former professional wrestler announced on Instagram that he retired from the sport due to the amputation of his left arm in December 2020. He lost his arm due to the same disease.
Several professional wrestlers showed him love and support on Twitter and said that he was an inspiration and that they were ‘attracting him’