UPDATE (3/22): Jim Ross provided an update on the status of his wife, saying she remains in critical condition and asking for the prayers to continue.
We'll never be able to thank everyone for all your prayers for my wife Jan who's still in critical condition in OU Medical Center. 🙏🙏
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 22, 2017
Ross also issued an update on his official blog:
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.
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.
The wife of WWE legend Jim Ross is in critical condition after an accident near the couple’s home on Tuesday morning.
Ross took to Twitter to ask for a miracle, after revealing his wife had suffered multiple skull fractures after being hit by another vehicle while riding her Vespa.
She is currently in surgery.
My wife Jan, my little angel, was hit while riding her Vespa & has multiple skull fractures. She's in surgery now. We need a miracle.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 21, 2017
TMZ added further details regarding the accident, noting Ross is “absolutely devastated.”
From the report:
We spoke with Jim who tells us he’s absolutely devastated. He says Jan was riding her Vespa to the gym near their home in Oklahoma when she was struck by another vehicle.
Jim says Jan was not wearing her helmet and struck her head, causing multiple skull fractures. She was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition where she underwent surgery.
Hopefully Ross and his wife will get the miracle they need. They will certainly be in our thoughts during this incredibly difficult and frightening time.
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