AEW's Big Swole Opens Up On Battle With Crohn's Disease

She returned to AEW over the weekend

During the post-Revolution media scrum, Tony Khan noted Big Swole did not compete in the AEW Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament because of her battle with Crohn's disease. 

Swole has since opened up on social media about her struggles with the disease, writing: 

"This past year has been filled with ups and a lot of downs. After my bout with pneumonia early last year, I was informed that resuming my medicine for Crohn's would result in death given the COVID-19 circumstances. Seeing as how the biologic I was on shuts down my immune system and acts as such resuming my medicine was not an option. I was doing alright self-managing until the flare ups started in the fall. As some of you may not know Crohn's attacks the body as a whole so on top of my intestines issues different body parts would lock up and become incapable of bending at the joints. 

"Some days I could barely walk and that took a toll on me emotionally and mentally. Living with this disease may seem like a thorn and it is but it also shows me that His grace is sufficient and no matter what happens I will smile because I am more than a conqueror. I am Swole and that mentality/faith will carry me through it all.

"I ask that you bare with me, I'm getting the treatments that I need and my journey to complete healing is underway. Thank you for your love and thoughtful messages, I appreciate them and you! Much love to everyone, be safe! #Chronies - Swole." 

Big Swole hasn't stepped inside an AEW ring since the January 19 episode of Dark but she cut a promo on Saturday's special edition of the YouTube show and demanded an AEW Women's World Title shot. 

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