Gruesome infection forces wrestler to have arm amputated as Jimmy Rave retires

Professional wrestler Jimmy Rave has announced his retirement after he was forced to get his left arm amputated.

The 37-year-old wrestled for Impact and Ring of Honor during a 21-year career but he has been forced to retire after doctors discovered a gruesome infection in his arm.

Rave had to have his arm amputated above the elbow and announced his retirement in a post on Twitter with the caption: "This is the hardest tweet I have ever had [to] put out."

The post read: "I have been very blessed for the last 21 years in professional wrestling and getting to live out my dream.

"Today, that dream has ended for me and I have a new reality. This past Tuesday my world came crashing down when Doctors found an infection in my left arm.

"I tried toughing it out but by the time I saw a doctor it was too late and they had to amputate my left arm above the elbow. Thus effectively ending my in ring career.

"I appreciate everyone who has supported me or anyone who has pegged me with a roll of toilet paper.

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"To my brothers & sisters I have shared the ring with or a locker room; thank you for always pushing me to be better. Thank You to all of my mentors and my students who allow me to still feel needed.

"This was the hardest thing I have ever had to type. If you have questions or comments please feel free to DM me. Please take your health much more seriously than I did.

"I am sorry for anyone I have let down. Support pro wrestling!"

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