Bret Hart ‘On The Long Road To Recovery’ After Prostate Cancer Surgery (Photo)

Bret Hart has landed a positive blow in his “toughest battle,” that against cancer.

Hart, a legendary former professional wrestler, underwent successful surgery this week as part of his prostate-cancer treatment. He announced Thursday on Instagram the surgery went well and he is “on the long road to recovery.”

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Surgery's over and on the long road to recovery. I want to thank Dr. Hyndman and the nursing staff at Rocky View Hospital for an outstanding job. I also want to thank my family, friends, and fans for all your love and support. Things are looking up and I should be home in the next couple of days. In the words of Vince McMahon: "It's onwards and upwards.

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Hart revealed on Feb. 1 that he’s suffering from cancer and vowed to fight the disease.

He said then in a Facebook post he would rely on the love of his family, friends and supporters to help beat cancer.

It’s apparent from the photo that words of the former wrestler (known as “the Hitman”) were as accurate as a bulls-eye.

Thumbnail photo via YouTube/YAY Wrestling

Thumbnail photo via Brett Hart recovering from prostate cancer surgery.

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