Former TNA Wrestling Color Commentator Don West has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a brain lymphoma, and that he will begin immediate treatment.
West has been on hiatus from his radio show on News Radio KPQ 560 in Kennewick, Washington, issued a letter on the station’s website revealing the diagnosis.
West worked for TNA from 2002-2012, and then he returned in 2017 to work in the company’s the merchandise department. He also did guest commentary at the 2017 Slammiversary PPV.
From entire staff at Wrestleview, we send our thoughts and prayers to Don during this difficult time.
TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett took to Twitter to note he spoke with West, who was in good spirits. You can read the letter from Don West and the Twitter post from Jarret below:
Don West here to tell you about how disappointed I am not to be talking about the Seattle Seahawks, the Mariners, the Wenatchee Wild and everything else that we love to talk about every day on the Don West Show.
Many of you have wondered where I have been and why the show is on hiatus. So I want to share this news directly with you. I have been diagnosed with a brain lymphoma and will begin immediate treatment.
I want to thank my wife Terri for her love and support, my family and everyone that works at Cherry Creek Media and KPQ. I also want to thank the Don West Show’s incredible sponsors and my friends for all the prayers that are coming my way. I am praying the chemotherapy will help me heal faster and hopefully I’ll be back on the radio soon.
I can’t wait until this is all over and I can be back with you all again, I love you all!
Prayers up for my great friend, Don West!
Just hung up the phone with him and he’s in great spirits and ready to take on this challenge! #PrayerCover
— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) June 15, 2021