Maria Kanellis Reveals She Is Undergoing Surgery

Maria Kanellis Reveals She Is Undergoing Surgery

Maria Kanellis has shared the news that she is set to have half her thyroid removed, including a nodule. The AEW star has been suffering from multiple symptoms over the past two and half years, and having been warned it could turn cancerous and possibly cause a heart condition, she has opted to have it removed. She would go on to thank Tony Khan and other AEW management team members for their support, and hopefully, she won’t be out of action for longer than the two weeks she mentions in her Instagram update.

Today I am getting thyroid surgery to remove half my thyroid which includes a nodule. I’ve been have symptoms for the past 2 and a half years. Heart racing, trouble with weight loss, skin changes, exhaustion, mood changes, sore throat, anxiety, period changes, raspy voice, trouble swallowing, brain fog, calcium deficiency, amongst others. But, with having 2 kids, the Pandemic, and multiple times being fired I just didn’t have the time to really focus on it. Now, my doctor has told me that there are abnormal cells which could turn cancerous and a possibility of causing afib, which is a heart condition. So, with the full support of @aew, it’s time. Thank you to @tonyrkhan, Megha, and CD for the support!! And of course thank you to my wonderful husband @therealmichaelbennett and my amazing mother for helping us through this time!! Recovery is supposed to be about 2 weeks for the incision and about a year for the hormones to balance. I can work after 2 weeks with no restrictions. I will keep you all posted…

Maria Kanellis

Kanellis, along with her husband Mike Bennett, signed with AEW in October after their time with Impact Wrestling came to an end. It’s understood WWE was an option for them, but AEW worked better for their family. Before that, they had been working for Ring of Honor but were released when the company announced it was going on hiatus.