LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – John Cena is not dead. A false John Cena death report surfaced last night, hours after the wrestler underwent arm surgery. But this is not the first time that John Cena has battled a report claiming he died this September 2012. In fact, erroneous reports asserted that Cena died in 2011 and again in June and August this year.
John Cena told news last night that he is thankful for fan support following his arm surgery. Cena had been battling bone chips in his right elbow. On Tuesday, Cena confirmed to WWE that the chips had been recently detected in his elbow.
But officials told Cena that he could remove the bone cartilage with the use of a scope procedure. Cena’s physician Dr Andrews issued a news statement to WWE last night indicating that he performed an arthroscopic procedure on Cena Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the procedure was to correct Cena’s elbow that been “locking up” and causing the wrestler to have limited range of movement. Upon investigation, Dr. Andrews determined that the culprit were bone spurs.
While Cena is now undergoing physical therapy rehab, Dr. Andrews tells news that the procedure was “straight-forward”, that it went “really well” and that Cena’s arm will be back to normal.
Cena issued a news statement on Twitter praising his doctors. He also advised fans “U guys have my word, I will do whatever I can to be active ASAP.” He called Andrews a “super surgeon” and said that he was anxious to get back into the ring. “Really means alot to me and I just want to say thanks” he said to fans last night.
While Cena did not address directly the false reports of his death, he said that negatively won’t ever hold him down. He tells news that he rises above hate every day. “Because of who I have become, I daily deal with large doses of negativity. No biggie, always #riseabovehate but seeing all your messages.”
Dr Andrews told news that Cena will be in rehab next week. When will Cena be back in the ring? Andrews says that remains to be seen. But he expects the rehab to last roughly two to three weeks. The purpose will to be to restore the range of motion previously blocked by the bone chips, decrease swelling, and reorient the elbow.
Online, while some fans were sending wishes to Cena, others were falsely reporting Cena as dead. He battled the same in 2011. â€śCeNation. Apparently last night I was shot dead by a group of thugs. I also was apparently owned by the Rockâ€ť, he told news at the time.
In August and earlier this month, Cena battled two death reports from Global Associated aka MediaFetcher. The first claimed that fell to his death today in New Zealand. The fabricated tale claims that Cena plummeted to his death during a purported hike of the Kauri Cliffs.
The second claimed that the wrestler died in a plane crash at the fictitious Denver Peak Regional Airport today. The same false report has been used against Johnny Depp, Miley Cyrus, and others. “Musician, Miley Cyrus was believed to have been a passenger on the flight” read the false report as to Cyrus.
John Cena isnâ€™t dead. The Undertaker hasnâ€™t died. And the Rock hasnâ€™t been snowboarding with Adam Sandler in Zermatt either.