WWE star Big E suffers horrific broken neck injury during Smackdown 3 months ago

WWE star Big E suffers horrific broken neck injury during Smackdown

A reminder of the extreme dangers the entertainment sport poses

WWE star Big E has suffered a broken neck during the latest Smackdown event in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, March 11.

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The 36-year-old wrestler and recent WWE champ - real name Ettore Ewen - managed to muster the strength to record a message from his bed, informing his followers that he will be "alright".

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As you can see, Ewen, who is just one-third of the much-beloved New Day trio, reassured fans that despite a concerning looking neck brace, he can still move all of his digits and that his "strength feels fine".

The life-threatening injury occurred after fellow athlete Luke Menzies, a former English rugby league player who now wrestles in the franchise under the stage name Ridge Holland, performed a belly-to-belly suplex gone wrong during a tag team match.

Fellow WWE personality Charlotte Flair was wanty of many to offer their words of support on social media, writing: "You're in my prayers Big E"; meanwhile, industry legend Mick Foley shared the following on Twitter.

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Big E, unfortunately, landed on his head and was rushed to hospital immediately, according to TMZ. After undergoing assessment, he was quick to put people's minds at ease: "Once again, thank you, everybody - I’m going to be alright. I’ll be good. Don’t worry. Go to sleep. Don’t worry about old me, but for real, thank you and I appreciate all of you."

Get well soon, E.

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