Thursday, December 4, 2008 - Bret's Comments About His Knee Surgery
I want to take this opportunity to thank my fans from all over the world for their well wishes during my knee surgery. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit The Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. I got to see and meet the real heroes of the free world, who, without knowing it, gave me more than enough courage to have total knee replacement surgery.
I also visited my friend Nathan, in Toledo, who has been courageously fighting to get back to his old self despite having been stuck in the hospital for years. At my book signings across Canada and America, and then on an autograph signing tour across Ireland, France and Great Britain, I was touched by so very many kindhearted fans telling me how I was their childhood hero who gave them the courage to fight back and never give up. You bolstered my courage and I tried to live up to facing my surgery as the hero The Hitman was always painted out to be. After meeting so many real heroes over the past few months, my knee surgery has been a breeze, and I can honestly say I wouldn't have managed as well without their support and encouragement. Thanks to all of you who took the time to see me, buy my book, express your condolences about Owen, Davey, and my mother and father. Thanks for everything, the last couple of months were some of the best memories wrestling has ever given me, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Calgary; Dec 4, 2008