WATCH: Former WWE star faces homelessness, seeks help from fans
NEW YORK: The popular icon of World Wrestling Federation in the 90s, Perry Saturn, has posted a video on his Facebook page, describing the hard-scrabble he is braving now.
Known as The Magician, the fifty-year-old former wrestler is famed for starting a huge feud with Chris Jericho leading to a match where the loser would have to wear a dress for 90 days.
Soon after, he joined wrestling collective The Radicalz, brawled with such stars as Stone Cold Steve Austin and occasionally formed alliances with wrestling giants like Triple H.
But after 25 years of body slams and elbow drops Perry has now been stricken by tragedy and is asking fans for help.
In a heartbreaking Facebook video, he sits alone in a dimly lit room and addresses the camera.
He says: “I haven’t spoken to anyone in a while. I’ve been dealing with health issues and now I have a really bad flu.
“That’s it. You have seen me fall to the bottom. I’m done. In a week or two I’ll be homeless.”
Perry’s voice cracks and he begins to cry as he says: “I have nothing left. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
“I’m just going to struggle. I don’t want to be homeless. I’m scared. I’m terrified.
“I don’t know where my next meal is going to come from.”
He is asking for $100,000 (£82,000) and has currently raised $30,880 (£25,450).
His video has been viewed 17,000 times and fans have been quick to offer their support.
One user commented: “Truly heartbreaking. I teared up watching this. I really hope he gets the help he needs.”