Former WWE Light Heavyweight Champion Gillberg (real name Duane Gill) has been released from ICU after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.
According to Gill’s friend and former WWE Superstar James Ellsworth, who took to Twitter to provide a health update, Gillberg is expected to be back home soon and begin transitioning into getting back to normal.
In his video message on Twitter, Ellsworth noted the following:
“Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving. I just got off the phone with the wife of Duane Gill, also known as Gillberg…She wanted to let everyone know what’s going on with Duane. He had a heart attack…But he is doing good now and just got out of ICU.”
“Please send your prayers to Gillberg and his family at this time. We hope he will be home soon and back to his normal, funny, goofy self. Take care, guys and God bless you all. Stay safe.”
Gillberg’s first run in WWE was between 1991 and 1994 as a jobber. He then returned to WWE at the 1998 Survivor Series to face Mankind in a first round tournament to crown a new WWE Champion.
With the rising popularity of Bill Goldberg in the now defunct WCW, WWE repackaged Gill as a parody version of Goldberg.
Gill was part of The J.O.B. Squad from 1998 to 1999 with Al Snow, Scorpio and Bob Holly. He was most notable during that time for “ending the career of Wild Man Marc Mero” when Mero challenged him to a match, announcing to the fans he would retire from wrestling if he could not beat Gill, who won the match with help from the J.O.B. Squad.
On November 17, 1998 episode of Monday Night Raw, Gillberg defeated Christian to capture the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship.
From the entire staff at Wrestleview, we wish Duane Gill a speedy recovery.
You watch James Ellsworth’s video message from Twitter below:
A message from Gillberg’s Family.. #PrayForGillberg
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 26, 2020