It was previously reported that Konnan, who is 57 years of age, has been hospitalized due to a kidney issue. It was also noted that Konnan's health issues were serious, but no other details were given at the time.
Back in 2007, Konnan reportedly underwent a kidney transplant and there seemed to be complications at the time, but Konnan was said to be in good health immediately after. Konnan revealed in an interview that his kidney was ruined by painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. Konnan reportedly also had hip replacement surgery back in 2018.
In an update, the official Twitter account of Lucha Libre Online revealed on social media that former WWE and current AAA announcer Hugo Savinovich said that Konnan has tested positive for COVID-19.
Lucha Libre Online said, “As Hugo Savinovich has just reported, Konnan has confirmed to us that he unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19, which is why he is hospitalized.” “He recognized that his life was in danger."
“At this moment, he is out of danger and hopes to be given a medical discharge between today and tomorrow to be able to continue treatment from home. Konnan is in our prayers as his family, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
You can check out Lucha Libre Online's tweet:
alta médica entre hoy y mañana para poder continuar su tratamiento desde su hogar. Konnan está en nuestras oraciones al igual que su familia y le deseamos una pronta recuperación.
— Lucha Libre Online (@luchalibreonlin) February 18, 2021