During the latest Keeping It 100 podcast, Konnan updated fans on his health following an injury sustained on AEW Dynamite this past summer during a program with FTR.
"What happened was, remember the story I told when I took that bump from FTR and I fractured my rib? I fractured my rib and tore my labrum and dislocated my shoulder. I had been having all these pains and I thought it was from the rib injury. I was like, 'I better not fuck around with this anymore.' I called my cardiologist and was like, 'come take a stress test.' I took a stress test and they said I couldn't go home because I might have a heart attack. He goes, 'we're gonna have to go in there and see what's up.' He put a catheter (in) and they said I had a blockage. 'We don't know if we need to put a stent or if it's open heart surgery, but we can't operate because your kidneys are fucked up. You might have to go on dialysis.' To make a long story short, they didn't have to do open heart surgery, it was a stent that they put in, but my kidneys got fucked up by COVID. COVID fucked up my kidneys and heart. Now I have to get a kidney donor again."
When asked how he was feeling, Konnan followed up:
"I feel like I got a gunshot wound. They put two catheters in me."
Konnan added that he has been shot before. He also had a kidney transplant back in 2007.