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    WWE Hall of Famer Bret 'The Hitman' Hart reveals he's battling prostate cancer

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Bret Hart, now 58, in his latest Instagram post with his grandkids. Photo from @brethitmanhart

    FORMER professional wrestling champ Bret 'The Hitman' Hart bared he's facing a new battle, this time against a deadlier foe.

    In an Instagram post on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that features the 58-year-old wrestler with his grandchildren, Hart publicly declared that he's fighting prostate cancer and will undergo surgery in the coming days.

    "I've had a great lifelong dance and I'm a survivor of many hard battles," said the WWE Hall of Famer on his post. "I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer."

    "I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that's kept me going this long already," he added.

     

    It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around the world. In the past few years, I've spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler. I executed excellently and my proudest claim was that I never seriously hurt or injured another wrestler in my 23 year career. I've paid a price for all that "fake" wrestling ... Mark Helprin wrote: "We are all perfect clocks that Divinity has set to ticking when, even before birth, the heart explodes into a lifelong dance." I've had a great lifelong dance and I'm a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all. My fans have always looked upon me as a hero and I've always done my best to live up to that in and out of the ring. I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I ... stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear. I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that's kept me going this long already. Love is my weapon and I've got much of it around me all the time, for which I'm truly blessed and eternally grateful. My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying. Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten. B x

    A photo posted by Bret (@brethitmanhart) on Feb 1, 2016 at 8:28am PST

    Hart has had quite a few health scares in the past but none more daunting than this. He retired in 1999 from professional wrestling, in a career that saw him win the world heavyweight championship five times in the WWF and twice in the WCW, due to a concussion. Then in 2002, Hart survived a stroke. 

    Yet Hart remains a fighter despite it all, even as he faces a life-long battle with cancer, as he hopes to inspire the world with his fighting heart.

    "Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten," wrote 'The Hitman.'

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    Bret Hart, now 58, in his latest Instagram post with his grandkids. Photo from @brethitmanhart
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