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Dean Ambrose Says He 'Nearly Died' During Recovery From Injury

The WWE Superstar spoke about potentially severe complications during his recovery.

In a recent interview with Greg Luca of The Monitor (by way of Wrestle Zone), WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose revealed that he was close to death thansk to an incident during his recovery from injury.

The former WWE Champion and current Raw Superstar revealed that he was forced to undergo surgery twice, not only for the triceps injury sustained in December 2017, but also for a staph infection detected during his first procedure. He stated:

'I ended up having two different surgeries. I had this MRSA, Staph infection. I nearly died. I was in the hospital for a week plugged up to this antibiotic drip thing, and I was on all these antibiotics for months that make you puke and crap your pants [...] To go from not being able to eat my Froot Loops, to being able to get back in the ring and throw people around and throw punches and do everything back to normal, it was a very gratifying feeling.'

Ambrose also spoke of experiencing constant pain in his arm during his time away from the ring, sometimes so severe that he was unable to sleep at night.

Thankfully, Ambrose returned shortly before SummerSlam, helping Seth Rollins win the Intercontinental Championship from Dolph Ziggler at the event itself. He and Rollins have since reformed The Shield with current WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and the pair are set to challenge Ziggler and Drew McIntyre for the Raw Tag Team Championship.

That match is set to take place on this Sunday's Hell in a Cell show, from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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