Where Is Steve McMichael Now? Health, Illness & Death Hoax

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Steve McMichael Now: A former American football player, Steve McMichael lives a low-key profile life now due to his health issues.

Steve has recently been announced as a Hall of Fame 2024, highlighting his health, illness, and vanishment. Previously, his disappearances from the media created the death hoax.

The Football Legend Steve McMichael During His Young Days
The Football Legend Steve McMichael During His Young Days (Source: Instagram)

Steve McMichael, also known as “Mongo,” is a former football player with an impressive career in both football and wrestling.

He played as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons, especially with the Chicago Bears after starting his football career at Texas and being picked by the New England Patriots in the 1980 NFL Draft.

The 6 feet 2 inches tall Mongo got recognition as a Pro Bowler and All-Pro multiple times, helping the Bears win Super Bowl XX.

After retiring from the NFL, he joined the Green Bay Packers and later became a wrestler, notably with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was part of the Four Horsemen and won the WCW United States Championship.

Not just that, Steve remained popular in Chicago, even having a restaurant named after him, and he also coached the Chicago Slaughter and ran for mayor of Romeoville, Illinois.

Steve McMichael Now

Steve McMichael now lives a low-key profile life after diagnosing ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). He announced that he would be battling this neuron disease back in 2021.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of motor control, ultimately affecting the speech, swallowing, and breathing of the patient.

Steve McMichael With His Friends
Steve McMichael With His Friends (Source: Instagram)

On September 18, 2021, the football legend McMichael revisited Soldier Field to receive the ALS Courage Award from the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Reportedly, the foundation has been providing support to Mongo and his family since his ALS diagnosis.

Just after his announcement, the sportsperson took a leave from media life. He vanished from both media platforms as well as from social media, which ultimately created his death hoax.

Despite battling this fatal health issue, Mongo is not dead. He is still alive and giving his best for the fastest recovery.

The football player cum wrestler decided not be have public appearances, and even his family opted for a private life for some years after the ALS announcement.

Despite their efforts to avoid media interference, Mongo’s recent photos are circulating online after some of his teammates visited him in the health center.

Steve McMichael Illness Amongst Hall Of Fame

Steve has recently been announced as part of the 2024 Hall of Fame. People around the globe and the sports world are showering love for his latest achievement.

He may soon appear on the media platform to receive the honor. He has good support from his family, friends, football teammates, and health assistants.

Steve McMichael Is A Hall Of Fame 2024
Steve McMichael Is A Hall Of Fame 2024 (Source: Instagram)

However, his recent condition in bed has melted many hearts after his images circulated on social media.

McMichael is a really brave man who has proved his courage in the sports field and his personal life.

We pray for his quick recovery from this fatal illness.



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