William Regal — Goes Under the Knife to Fix His Neck

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WWE Superstar William Regal recently underwent surgery to fix a problem in his neck … but the legendary wrestler says it won’t keep him from attending NXT‘s upcoming UK tour.

Regal told WWE.com he was given a laminectomy in his C3, C4, C5 and C6 [vertebrae] last week — which basically cleans out the calcium deposits in his neck — and the procedure lasted about an hour.

The 47 year-old says he’ll be joining NXT through their tour of the UK in December, but will not be wrestling in any capacity — claiming that was never the plan anyway.

According to Regal, he hadn’t been feeling any pain — but doctors advised he get surgery after he went in for a checkup and they noticed more problems in the back of his neck. His 2014 procedure fixed problems in the front.

William Regal closed the interview by asking fans to refrain from Tweeting their well wishes to him … explaining, “I’m not somebody who cares about getting sympathy, so please don’t send me lots of messages because it will just bombard me with stuff. But, thank you anyway.”

He also posted this GNARLY photo of the scar.