All Elite Wrestling announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross tweeted Saturday that he has skin cancer.
The 69-year-old Ross said that cancer on his ankle was confirmed. Ross said he’s feeling great and ready to attack the disease. Ross added that he’s waiting on a radiologist study to determine the best treatment option, which will likely be radiation.
The longtime announcer said that he’ll still be on commentary for Saturday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
On my way to Orlando for tonight’s @AEW Dynamite.
Skin cancer confirmed. Waiting on radiologist study to determine best treatment. Likely radiation.
Feeling great and ready to attack.
Thanks for the support from so many. 🙏🤠 pic.twitter.com/51PRET5Mgo
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) October 23, 2021
In 2016, Ross was diagnosed with skin cancer and underwent surgery to have it removed. He then underwent a second surgery in 2018 to have the last remaining bit of skin cancer removed from his shoulder.
Ross began his broadcast career in 1974, has been AEW’s lead announcer since 2019 after more than two decades in various roles in WWE. He was inducted into the company’s hall of fame in 2007.