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Veteran wrestler in hospital after massive stroke

Veteran wrestler ‘Outlaw’ Joel Deaton suffered a massive stroke this past Friday and he is currently admitted into the Emory University Hospital ICU.

The news was broken by his sister who made posts from his official facebook account, revealing that the wrestling star is awake alert and talking.

She also provided more positive updates on his situation, saying that while he has a long road ahead, his prognosis is excellent and he has movement in his affected side:

“Hey everyone, this is Joel’s sister…Joel had a massive stroke Friday and is in the Emory University Hospital ICU. He is awake, alert and talking and he does have movement of his effected side. His prognosis is excellent at this point but he does have a long road ahead of him to get back being and feeling himself. He wanted to let everyone know what happened and where he was. Y’all mean a lot to him and please know he appreciates how much he means to all of you. Please send prayers and good thoughts and as soon as Joel is able, he’ll be back on Facebook to let you all know how he’s doing.”

Hey everyone, this is Joel’s sister…Joel had a massive stroke Friday and is in the Emory University Hospital ICU.He…

Posted by Joel L Deaton Jones on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Joel Deaton made his wrestling debut in 1977 and the 62-year-old star has wrestled for companies such as NWA and All Japan Pro Wrestling in his career.