WWE superstar Duane “Gillberg” Gill
Former WWE superstar Duane “Gillberg” Gill has reportedly suffered a heart attack this week, but is recovering and out of intensive care.
According to his fellow wrestler James Ellsworth, the star – who appeared as a Goldberg parody in Vince McMahon’s promotion on and off over almost 20 years from 1998 to 2017 – is ‘doing very well’ as he recovers from his health scare.
In a video posted on Twitter, Ellsworth – who faced Gillberg at an Adrenaline Wrestling show in February, and has worked with him on a number of occasions – said: ‘Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving. I just got off the phone with Duane Gill, also known as Gillberg’s, wife.
‘She wanted me to let everybody know what’s going on with Duane. He had a heart attack yesterday. But he is doing okay, he’s doing good. He just got out of ICU, doing very well, so I just wanted to say that first and foremost.
‘He is doing fine and he should be okay going forward. Hopefully he’ll be home this weekend, and start transitioning into getting back to normal. But his wife did want me to come on here and tell everyone what’s going on.
‘So please send your prayers to Gillberg and his family at this time. And hopefully, he’ll be home soon and back to his normal, fun, goofy self. Take care guys and God bless you. Stay safe.’
Duane, 61, has forged an impressive career through the spoof character, and even enjoyed a 15-month run with the Light Heavyweight Championship.
He enjoyed an on-screen skit with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2003, as he got involved in the Hollywood star’s rivalry with Goldberg, finally working with the inspiration for his parody gimmick.
Gillberg went on to return in 2007 for the Raw 15th Anniversary event, where he was quickly eliminated from a 15-man Battle Royal by every competitor.
A decade later, he again appeared on the red brand, this time getting beat up by Kevin Owens during the then-Universal Champion’s feud with Goldberg.
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