WWE Raw: Keith Lee has finally revealed the reason behind his untimely hiatus from WWE earlier this year. Before returning to the July 19 episode on WWE Raw, Lee wrestled back on February 8 against the then United States Champion Riddle, whom he defeated to get a future shot at the title. He was expected to have a triple-threat match at WWE Elimination Chamber PPV on February 21 with Sheamus as the third competitor, but Lee never appeared after February 8.
Yesterday, the former NXT Champion took to Twitter and Youtube to reveal the reason for his hiatus. Lee stated on Twitter a few weeks back that he would tell the story of his absence, and he did it by posting a 13-minute video on Youtube. Check below.
The first recording of this went over 13 minutes…..so I said and detailed far less, but I said enough.https://t.co/AtvGzJF7FX
— Eventual Lee (@RealKeithLee) August 12, 2021
WWE Raw: Contracting with COVID-19 was one of the reasons
Lee has mentioned in the video that one of the primary reasons for his hiatus was because he contracted the COVID-19 virus. He, along with, his fiancee and fellow wrestler Mia Yim, contracted the virus & both remained in isolation.
The former NXT Champion also revealed that after his match against Riddle on February 8, he got a phone call from the WWE management telling him that he had inflammation in his blood.- This inflammation was later turned out to be in his heart. He revealed,
“Some people may have experienced this thing where there’s an inflammation in the heart or in the lungs. For me, it was the heart & that led to very scary times. I was basically forbidden from training or any activity outside of a light walk, so there was a fear that doing more than that, that there was a chance that I could just up and pass away.”
Lee had his ups and downs with health in the past, but now when the WWE Raw star is back, he is ready to bask in the glory.