2016 can go to hell. We’ve had enough bad news to last a few years, so we absolutely hope that this isn’t more bad news. According to Mean Gene Okerlund, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has been hospitalized for a few days.
We’ve expressed our unending love for Heenan here before so our prayers are definitely with the Heenan family.
Bobby Heenan was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002. Though he beat it, he would never fully regain his voice, a tragic irony for someone so known for his quick wittedness and legendary commentary. In 2007, Heenan would have to go into an induced coma after complications from reconstructive surgery on his jaw. Over the years he’s suffered from many falls, breaking his hips and shoulder in the process. As his appearance has waned, Heenan has made fewer public appearances.
Here’s the most recent video of Heenan, taken at Wrestling & Comic Book Collectorfest at the former ECW Arena. Video courtesy of Title Match Wrestling.
And now, here’s classic footage of Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon examining Heenan’s kayfabe neck injury that he had for, like five years.
Get well soon, Brain. The humanoids are rooting for you.