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Hillsborough County resident and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho is finally telling the whole story behind his health issue last December.

Jericho told the story on his podcast, detailing his symptoms and his hospital stay.

Jericho said, “I was really having problems walking. I would be walking across the lobby at the Hard Rock Hotel and I felt like I was walking up a mountain, really, really bad. Huffing, puffing out of breath. Something was really wrong. I got a call from the doctor, who said, ‘You have blood clots. We can tell by the blood that we drew. You have to go directly to the hospital.’ Now, [that was] pretty scary. Keep in my mind, I’m in London, I’m thousands of miles away from home in a foreign country, and now I have to go to a hospital.”

He went on to say, “After the CT scan happens, then they tell me very soon after, ‘Yes, you’ve had a pulmonary embolism.’  It means that your lungs are filled with blood clots and you are now staying in the hospital. And they went and did an ultrasound and found that there was evidence of a clot that had been in my throat. Now, if a clot gets in your throat, that’s getting into stroke territory.”

Jericho’s condition led to Fozzy canceling shows for the first time ever.

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