On February 1, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Bret “Hitman” Hart shared with the public that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and is undergoing a radical prostatectomy in the next several days to treat his prostate cancer. The Hitman had a long career as a professional wrestler winning the world heavyweight championship seven times, and the US heavyweight championship five times.
Hart, although the latest celebrity to share with the public his plight against the disease, is not the first to do so. There is a long list of celebrities who have prematurely succumbed to this disease, including the actors Bill Bixby, and Telly Savalas, the musicians Frank Zappa and Joey Ramone, and businessman Steve Ross—the former chair of Time Warner. Numerous other public figures have shared their disease and treatment with the public. Some of these celebrities chose surgery including James Bond 007 Roger Moore, actor Mandy Patinkin, Baseball Hall of Famer, Joe Torre, Secretary of State John Kerry and golfer Arnold Palmer. Radiation therapy was chosen ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, ex-California governor Jerry B