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Jim Ross Issues Update On His Wife, Who Was Hospitalized After Monday Accident

On Tuesday, we learned that the wife of WWE legend and Oklahoma superfan Jim Ross was involved in an accident and needed emergency surgery. This morning, Ross issued an update.

This morning, Ross wrote a blog post titled "A Personal Thanks to Everyone...My Angel Needs a Miracle and Your Prayers."

Thanks for stopping by our site. This has been a week that has changed my life forever.

Monday night at approximately 9:30 pm while I was recording the Ross Report about 30 miles from our home, my wife Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym when when was struck from behind by an automobile driven by a 17 year old young man. Jan suffered a catastrophic brain injury including multiple skull fractures. My little Angel was unfortunately not wearing a helmet which arguably would have prevented the extreme nature of her injuries.

I will fully admit that there has been no experience in my life that could have prepared me for this life changing week. To see one's life partner and love of one's life being kept alive via life support equipment is tragically heartbreaking.

Ross goes on to detail how he met his wife, and the profound impact that she's had on him, before adding additional thanks to those who have reached out to give him their thoughts and prayers.

This woman loves me more than I'll ever deserve and simply knowing her has enriched my life to levels that I can never repay.

We hope that the swelling of Jan's brain will subside soon as it must for her to survive. It's that simple. Nonetheless my little, Italian angel who loves her Steelers and all things Pittsburgh is fighting for all's she worth to save her life.

My wife would be so moved to know how many of you are praying for her.

This update has been written through many tears and shaky hands but please know that your support and love for Jan, and me, is both comforting and appreciated.

God Bless you all.

Our thoughts go out to the Ross family as Jan continues her fight.

[J.R.'s Place]