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Wrestling Legend Sabu

Rushed to the Hospital

Before Event

4/28/2012 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sabu -- a hardcore wrestling icon  -- was rushed to the hospital before a scheduled event tonight in Pennsylvania ... TMZ has learned. 

Cops in Travose, PA tell TMZ they were dispatched to a hotel for a medical emergency, but wouldn't elaborate. The manager at the hotel where Sabu was staying tells TMZ the staff there felt the wrestler was intoxicated when paramedics were called. 

A source close to Sabu tells TMZ he had been MIA all day and promoters for an ECW reunion event he was scheduled to appear at could not get in touch with him. 

According to our source, Sabu had an allergic reaction to a medication he had been taking. 

Sabu is one of the top-billed wrestlers at the Extreme Reunion tonight, but we're told he'll be a no-show.

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A rep for the event tells TMZ, "Sabu was found unresponsive in his hotel room earlier today when event staff went to his room to pick him up for tonight's show. Management is currently awaiting results from his doctors to find out what actually happened."

The rep continues, "All we know is that he had prior health issues that might have been a contributing factor. We're pulling for him and are very concerned for his health. We wish him the best of luck in his recovery."

A spokesperson for the WWE tells TMZ ..."We have reached out to Sabu in the past as part of our Former Talent Rehabilitation Program. We will continue to offer him assistance."

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1.

PAgirl    

there is no Travose in PA. maybe you mean Trevose?

887 days ago
2.

ray    

you can tell by the pic the guy is not healthy, look at the skin,it's nearly flapping in the breeze and the face reflects abuse of something.

887 days ago
3.

Twilight Sparkle    

All these wcw/wwe/whatever are really just soap operas for men..NEXT STORY! xD

887 days ago
4.

Cash    

Erm....there is no Travose ..it's Trevose

887 days ago
5.

The Travis    

Sabu most recently competed for the sons of his uncle, The Original Sheik in the AWWL, All World Wrestling League. http://www.facebook.com/myawwl

887 days ago
6.

The Travis    

Sabu most recently competed for the sons of his uncle, The Original Sheik in the AWWL, All World Wrestling League.

887 days ago
7.

VictorD    

Kids, you want to die at an early age, broke, decrepit, with addictions? become a 'professional wrestler' aka sports entertainer!

887 days ago
8.

Anthonyrosania    

Ahhh, Trevose, PA. Such memories! The lovely hotels that dot Route 1 on the way to Neshaminy Mall. The Krispy Kreme store right next to a beer place and the hookeriest motel in the universe. Top that off with "Debbie Does (insert town here)" through the slats of the wooden fence at the Lincoln Drive-in...
No man deserves to draw their final breaths in Trevose.

887 days ago
9.

Andre     

I hope he's gonna be ok.

887 days ago
10.

VictorD    

where are the Like and Dislike options, Fly By Night gossip website?

887 days ago
11.

Madroxsgirl    

Hope Sabu will be okay. Sabu is known for his extreme matches. You can see that just looking at the scars on his body. Sabu has earned the rights to be called a "Legend"

887 days ago
12.

Kelly Kelly    

Pray for Sabu.

887 days ago
13.

nof    

Easy fix -


Call Mickey Rourke in.


Have Springsteen write the music - what's the problem.

887 days ago
14.

Justine07    

Ah yes..."allergic reaction to medication" is right up there with "exhaustion" for stupid reasons they think the moronic public will blindly accept. Right. The idiot OD'd on something, DUH!!!

887 days ago
15.

nof    

If I have a choice of dying in the ring -


Or over-dosing at the motel?


-Give me the ring, please.


Get it on tape.

887 days ago
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