The Anoa’i wrestling family, famously known as The Bloodline, has left an indelible mark on professional wrestling history, and their strong sense of support for one another is evident. Recently, former WWE Superstar Manu, a member of the Anoa’i family, faced a severe cardiac issue that led to significant concern among fans. However, there is now some positive news as he has been discharged from the hospital.
Manu, whose real name is Afa Anoa’i Jr., was a part of WWE from 2007 to 2009, during which time he shared the ring with notable wrestlers like Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Matt Hardy.
As previously reported, Manu underwent a series of tests and serious cardiac operations due to his health problems. His cardiac injection fraction was alarmingly low at 35%, and his heart was accumulating fluid rapidly. To support his medical expenses, a GoFundMe campaign was initiated with a goal of raising $100,000.
According to PWInsider, Afa Anoa’i Jr.’s mother provided an update on her son’s current health status. She revealed that the former WWE Superstar has been discharged from the hospital. While his cardiac injection fraction remains at a concerning 35%, his cardiologists are optimistic that he will make a successful recovery by diligently following their strict instructions. They believe he may even return to the wrestling ring once he reaches the age of 60.
From the mother of Afa Jr.
We would like to give you all an update on Afa’s cardiac condition.
First off, we would like to say thank you for the continued prayers, love, and support we are receiving for Afa at this most difficult time.
Afa has a team of cardiologists working with him and now is the most critical part of his recovery. He will be watched closely by his physicians and continue with extensive testing, procedures, and medication. Afa was discharged home under strict guidelines due to his ejection fraction of 35%. Afa’s father is by his side for an indefinite period of time. Afa needs to rest without any stress, and strenuous activities (he can only do some dishes, laundry and minimal stairs until further notice). His cardiologists believe with him following their strict instructions his rehabilitation and recovery will be a success and he should return to the ring once he reaches 60%.
For everyone that knows and loves Afa, this will be the most difficult road to rehabilitation and recovery for him, since we all know he is always hands on and cannot sit still watching others.
Wrestlers are considered independent contractors and are not eligible for the benefits we receive, so
we ask for respect and privacy at this time and please understand negative comments regarding this situation and his family is very difficult for his children, family, and all of us that love him in this most difficult time of need.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support with this ongoing unexpected situation.
With love, Afa’s Mom