Friday, March 12, 2010

Austin's Ex-Wife to Undergo Hip Replacement Surgery


The ex-wife of Steve Austin, Jeanie Clarke, who previously worked under the name Lady Blossom in World Championship Wrestling in the early 90s, was scheduled to undergo hip replacement surgery this week in her home country of England, reports the Wrestling Globe Newsletter. Clarke has suffered from osteoarthritis in her back and hip for the past several years stemming from what she believes was a bad bump during a wrestling match years ago.

Clarke is credited with helping Austin develop his "Stone Cold" persona; While he was contemplating a change in gimmick from "The Ringmaster," she told him to drink his tea before it got "stone cold," inadvertently inspiring the nickname. She has two daughters with Austin (Stephanie, now 18, and Cassidy, now 14) as well as another daughter to the late Chris Adams who was legally adopted by Austin.

The best of luck & a speedy recovery to Jeanie with her surgery!

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