Wrestling legend Barry Windham has been moved out of ICU and appears to be recovering well from a heart attack.
Windham needed surgery but according to his niece is now standing and talking.
Thank you to all who have reached out, prayed, contributed and sent well wishes to my Uncle Barry this week.
I wanted to give an update!
I’m grateful to say he is stabilized & out of ICU. Talking & able to stand.
Thanks again everyone!❤️
There absolutely is power in prayer.
— Mika Rotunda (@MikaRotunda) December 9, 2022
The 62-year-old suffered cardiac arrest while at the Atlanta International Airport. Mika established a Go-Fund Me to help with his medical bills in the USA as Windham has no health insurance.
“As is the future for many in his position. And for those who have formerly devoted their lives to their craft. Barry Windham, has an iconically, decorated resume as an American professional wrestler. He traveled all over the world for decades, entertaining people of all ages with his athleticism and undeniable charisma. After those countless years of wrestling matches, traveling and entertaining world wide, he experienced a number of taxing injuries and ended up undergoing multiple surgeries. That led to other health complications. Barry hung his boots for the last time in the early 2000’s. Since then he has been limited with work due to his medical history as well as left without health insurance. To face these times is one of great stress and hardship. As well as one that comes with extensive medical expenses he is taking on. That is overwhelming to say the least,” she wrote in her plea.
So far the campaign has raised $30,648.
Windham is the son of the legendary Blackjack Mulligan, and his brother, Kendall, was also a pro wrestler. He is 62.
In October 2011, Windham suffered a heart attack and stroke.
He is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame as a part of the Four Horsemen stable, inducted in 2012.
TOP PHOTO: Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda at the 80s Wrestling Con on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, New Jersey. Photo by George Tahinos, georgetahinos.smugmug.com