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Bret 'Hitman' Hart I'm Battling Prostate Cancer ... I'm Not Afraid!!

2/1/2016 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0201-bret-hart-instagramWrestling legend Bret "Hitman" Hart says he's undergoing surgery for prostate cancer -- but vows to defeat "this nemesis once and for all."

The 58-year-old made the announcement on Instagram -- saying, "I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I ... stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me."

He continued, "I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that's kept me going this long already."

"My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying."

"Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten."

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