Canadian Indie Veteran “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea Recovering From Emergency Brain Surgery

Scotty O'Shea

A big shock to the Canadian indie wrestling scene took place this past weekend, when Slam Wrestling revealed that Ontario indie veteran “Hacker” Scotty O’Shea was entering recovery following emergency brain surgery on Saturday. According to his wife’s Facebook account, early on Saturday morning, O’Shea “was taken to the hospital by ambulance after suffering multiple seizures at home. Upon arrival at the hospital, they had discovered a brain bleed coming from a massive tumor in the left side of his brain. The amazing neurological team at the Hamilton general hospital performed emergency brain surgery and SUCCESSFULLY removed the entire tumor.”

The full post (as shared by Slam Wrestling) was as follows:

For those who don’t know…

On October 9th, at 6:00am Curt was taken to the hospital by ambulance after suffering multiple seizures at home. Upon arrival at the hospital, they had discovered a brain bleed coming from a massive tumor in the left side of his brain. The amazing neurological team at the Hamilton general hospital performed emergency brain surgery and SUCCESSFULLY removed the entire tumor. We are unsure what recovery will look like at this time but we are on our way there. It’s going to be a long road of healing but I’m so proud of how strong Curt has been for Charlie and I. We love him beyond words and this year at Thanksgiving, words don’t describe how thankful we are to have him.

I apologize to anyone close to him who had to find out this way. I tired to notify as many people and keep them update. Thank you to so many amazing people who prayed for Curt throughout the day and I ask everyone to continue to pray for a full and fast recovery. I also apologize to anyone who I don’t reply to after they’ve reached out. Please know I have read your messages and I’m so blessed to have so many people who care.

WE LOVE YOU CURT.

Update : Just wanted to inform everyone, as the surgery was a success we don’t quite know what his brain activity is yet. Curt is still under sedation and will be for a while still. We will more tests and results later this week. Feel free to continue messaging Curt with your love filled messages. Just know it’s going to be a long time until he will be able to read them.

Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Scotty O’Shea began his wrestling journey in 2003, and for the past two decades, has been a regular within the underrated Ontario indie scene, starring with the likes of Ottawa’s Capital City Championship Combat (C4), Toronto’s SMASH Wrestling, Destiny Wrestling, and Superkick’D, Hamilton’s Alpha-1, and Barrie Wrestling, to name a few. He’s also competed on Canadian cards for IMPACT Wrestling, PROGRESS Wrestling, CHIKARA, and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). Over his long career in the Ontario indies, he’s a former 2x C4 Champion, Alpha-1 Alpha Male Champion, and Barrie Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. In 2017 and 2018, he had a lengthy feud with current West Coast indie star Kevin Blackwood in SMASH that resulted in Blackwood uniting with O’Shea in the faction KillScreen. His last match was on September 26, 2021, less than two weeks prior to this past weekend, at Hamilton’s New School Wrestling (NSW), the promotion he started with in 2003.

Over the past few days, many indie stars from Ontario, the rest of Canada, and beyond have tweeted their support as Scotty O’Shea enters recovery from his surgery.

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