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UPDATE: Former WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella underwent major neck surgery on Wednesday that could end her wrestling career.
John Cena was by Nikki’s side as she underwent surgery that was described as “successful.”
Earlier this week, Nikki talked to E! about doctors deciding that she needs surgery on her neck to repair a “pretty bad herniated disk.” Plus, there is the complication of some disk behind her vertebrae.
“There is a potential that this is career-ending,” Nikki said. “We will only know that when I get out of surgery on Wednesday and then basically how the bone heals Wednesday. So that’s been tough but I truly have such hope that I will get to compete in that ring another day, I really do.”
If Nikki gets good news after the surgery, she will require about “six months time” of healing before getting another X-Ray to determine if she can get back in the ring.
This isn't the end for me. This is the beginning of a new chapter, of a test of will and strength. This is my comeback.
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) January 25, 2016
Cena, who is also recovering from a shoulder injury, was credited for helping Nikki prepare for the surgery.
“When I go into the hospital early Wednesday morning I’m gonna have John, my brother, my sister, and my mom by my side and I couldn’t be more grateful because I feel like you do need to have a strong support system going into something like this and honestly John has been the best nurse ever,” Nikki said.