Former WWE star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka is receiving hospice care and has six months to live, his lawyer said.
The disclosure regarding the 73-year-old ex-wrestler’s health was revealed during a hearing to decide whether he stand trial following the death of his girlfriend in 1983.
Mr Snuka was charged last year with murder and involuntary manslaughter over the death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino, whose body was found in their hotel room.
Prosecutors allege she was beaten but Mr Snuka has maintained she died from a fall.
On Friday, his wife Carole told a judge the family struggles to keep Mr Snuka at home during bouts of psychosis in which he think he’s late for a wrestling match.
His lawyer Robert Kirwan said doctors have declared him unfit to travel and revealed he has just six months to live.
But the prosecution have speculated the wrestler may be faking the condition.
The judge said he wanted to review Mr Snuka’s latest medical records before deciding whether he should stand trial