Chuck Norris, a martial artist, has amassed enormous popularity over the years. He even became a synonym for strength, attracting millions of fans worldwide. He holds black belts in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo, and is the creator of Chun Kuk Do, an American hybrid martial arts style based on Traditional Taekwondo styles like Tang Soo Do/Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo.
Aside from being an important part of Hollywood, he is also a family man and the father of five children. He and his wife, former model Gena O’Kelley, have been married for over 22 years. What we love about Norris is that he never misses an opportunity to tell Gena, and all of us, how much she means to him. Chuck lost his father to cancer in 2013, and he’s been fighting it in his own way ever since, raising awareness and speaking openly about it.
He has advocated for early cancer detection and prevention and travels the country speaking to organizations about the importance of regular screenings. At the same time, Chuck’s daily life is complicated by his wife’s illness. According to the couple, it all started in 2013 when Gena went for a routine MRI scan and received an injection, which is a standard procedure before entering an MRI scan. At the same time, she began to feel tremors and a burning sensation all over her body.
Her condition was difficult to diagnose because doctors had no idea what could have caused that horrible burning sensation. The most serious issue is that doctors were unable to diagnose her and had no idea what was causing her symptoms to worsen. “Within hours of the first jab, my entire body felt like it was on fire — as if acid had been passed through it.” At first, the fire was contained, but it quickly spread…
I was just lying in bed on an IV for five months and required round-the-clock nursing care. Chuck slept on the couch beside me and never got up. “I prayed that I would live to see my children grow up,” she said. “No one knows how much time you have left with your family. So, Chuck Norris, go for it. Enjoy every moment and create lasting memories with your partner. “God bless you,” wrote one.
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife, and your family.” I’m hoping nothing stands in my way. Good luck to everyone. Never, ever give up. Please, God, let her be okay. Your wife is fortunate to be married to a man of such moral character. “Good luck and take care,” someone else added. “I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you and your lovely wife, Chuck.” I hope things are going well for her and for you!
“It’s amazing to realize you’re the good man you appear to be,” a third person said. “In terms of health, Chuck hasn’t been having any major problems. Rumor has it that he had two heart attacks in 2017 after collapsing at a casino hotel. During the attack, medics hurriedly restarted Chuck’s heart with a defibrillator, causing his heart and breathing to stop for several seconds before he was stabilized.
“This would have easily killed most men half his age,” a source told Radar, “but Chuck is still at the pinnacle of physical fitness.” We hope Chuck and Gena are successful in their fight for her health.