WWE legend Bret 'Hit Man' Hart has announced he is suffering from prostate cancer.
Hart announced the news on Facebook on Monday with over 6,000 fans commenting on social media, passing on their best wishes.
Hart won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship five times before retiring in 2000.
He was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, with the wrestling organisation extended its support to the Hart family.
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Hart posted on Facebook: "It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around the world.
"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.
"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 I 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."