Davey Boy Smith Jr. undergoes emergency surgery, had diverticulitis, part of his colon removed

Originally published at Davey Boy Smith Jr. undergoes emergency surgery, had diverticulitis, part of his colon removed

Smith Jr.’s surgery was a success. 

Davey Boy Smith Jr. was scheduled to challenge Alex Kane for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship at Slaughterhouse on October 14th. MLW provided an update on that match and noted that due to Smith Jr. being injured, Tom Lawlor is filling in and is set to challenge for the title.

Taking to his Instagram, Smith Jr. revealed that he underwent emergency surgery on 10/11 for appendicitis. It was discovered that he had diverticulitis as well. As a part of the procedure, he had to have part of his colon removed along with some of his appendix. 

He noted that he’s in stable condition, but he’s still in pain. Here’s his full post: 

I wanted to inform everyone officially I needed to have Emergency surgery 🏥 👨‍⚕️ ❤️‍🩹 late last night for appendicitis + appendix removal, to find out it was diverticulitis as well. 😬I have had part of colon removed with some of my appendix as well for the procedure 😷🤕🤒. Folks this was one of the most painful experiences of my life, but I’m glad I got it done. A burst appendix can lead to serious complications too. I’m sad to announce my withdrawal from the @majorleaguewrestling World Title Match vs. Alex Kane this weekend in Philadelphia as well😔. Hopefully I can get this same opportunity in the future when I’m back healthy, and so sorry to my fans, these things happen and was not something I ever want to endure again! Trust me! The was a 12/10 in the pain scale. Arigatou. I’m in stable condition now, but I am still in immense pain 😷😫🤒I’ll keep everyone posted with updates.
Thanks for everyone reaching out to me also.
-Harry

Smith Jr. has tallied up nearly 30 years as a wrestler. He is in his 28th year. His last documented match was in late August when he competed for PROGRESS Wrestling.