Bret Hart discusses cancer recovery, six-month recovery, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Bret Hart (photo credit Mike Lano © PWTorch)


Mar. 7 Update: Bret Hart continues to speak out about his cancer recovery, especially about getting your prostate checked instead of putting it off.

“It was really scary for me, and the more I talked to people who had prostate cancer, it scared me more,” Hart told the Canadian media in an interview on Monday.

“Part of me went through the process to find some sort of Hail Mary. I had a lot of people recommend everything from baking soda and ozone therapy and all of these different things, but in the end I learned all my lessons from Steve Jobs (about) you can wait too long.”

Hart said full recovery will take about six months and he hopes to be cancer-free after going through the recovery process. “You never know if the cancer is going to come back, but for the most part I’m through the hard part.” (Report via

March 2 Report

WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart talked to WWE’s website about his recovery from prostate surgery and what’s next for him.

“I got the thumbs up from my doctor that I should have a smooth and steady recovery for the next few months,” Hart said.

Hart also revealed that he was aware of a potential issue dating back to 2013 when his doctors began monitoring his prostate.

“In June of 2015, my PSA level had doubled and another biopsy found that the cancer was indeed growing. After a consultation with my doctor, the decision was made to go in for a robotic prostectomy. We set the date for Feb, 10; it wasn’t a rush,” Hart said.

Hart said he was prepared for the surgery, but it was still “as tough a surgery that I have ever gone through.” Now, he is recovering at home hoping that the surgery takes care of the issue for good.

“There’s always a chance it could come back, but it seems my cancer was contained within my prostate. I have to get checked every three months for the next couple of years, and eventually it will be once a year, and eventually, in 10 years, they’ll tell me that I’m cancer-free forever.”

Ultimately, Hart said, he hopes talking about his cancer will make men aware of the health risks of prostate cancer. “Early detection of prostate cancer can result in being completely cured. If you get it early, they can remove it and you can live a normal life,” Hart closed.

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