‘Convulsing’ WWE star rushed to hospital
WWE legend Big Cass was rushed to hospital after he suffered a seizure at a wrestling event in Philadelphia.
The seven-foot American fell to the ground and started convulsing in front of shocked fans at Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore event on Sunday (AEDT), The Sun reports.
The 31-year-old, real name William Morrissey, collapsed in the lobby area at around 10pm while he was chatting to the fans.
He was treated by medical staff and reports claim he was awake when he was taken away by an ambulance.
But there has no update on his condition since.
Fans were outside the venue when paramedics first made contact with Morrissey, reportedly cheering him on and wishing him a full recovery.
Interested. Dreamer addresses the crowd and says Cass “suffered a seizure,” and makes a point of saying it’s “not drug-related.” pic.twitter.com/ikyj85KamQ— David Onda (@David_Onda) December 9, 2018
After the incident, Dreamer made a special announcement to confirm that the incident was not drug related.
He told the crowd: "Please say a prayer for Big Cass, who suffered a seizure.
"It was not drug related."
Former tag-team partner Enzo Amore was among the stars to wish him well as he tweeted a praying emoji and a message that read: "[praying] to my heater."
Cass was expected to perform a run-in during the show after he made his debut for the promotion on December 1.
He had been with the WWE since 2011 before he was released from the company in June this year.
- This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk