Health scare! Nikki Bella revealed that doctors found a cyst on her brain. Luckily, the growth does not pose a threat to the professional wrestler but it was definitely a wake-up call to appreciate the body she has. She previously mentioned the unexpected cyst while talking about her retirement from the WWE with Jimmy Fallon and, thankfully, her latest update was a positive one.
“They found a cyst on my brain, which thank God, it’s benign,” the 35-year-old said during a recent interview. “I’m so grateful for my health.” The brunette beauty’s unconventional job has led to many ongoing injuries that she’s still working through.
“I really wanted to go back and fight for the tag titles,” Nikki admitted during a The Tonight Show on Wednesday, June 19. “I’ve had my neck issues, and after neck surgery, it hasn’t been OK. I [felt] like I needed to get that checkup before we went back for the tag titles.” She continued to explain that medical professionals highly recommended her retirement: “Then it came back that I herniated the disc above where I had surgery, I have all this inflammation around the metal, and then I have a cyst on my brain. So they were like, ‘You’re done, no more, you’re out.'”
What’s next for Nikki in this new chapter? She and her twin, Brie, launched “The Bellas Podcast” where they dish on everything, including Nikki’s new romance with Artem Chigvintsev. The Total Bellas star seems completely smitten with her former Dancing With the Stars partner and frequently gushes about him. “He’s an amazing cook, he’s an amazing lover,” she divulged during the April 24 episode of their podcast. “He does work around the house.”
Although she seems over-the-moon excited about the stud, she’s not putting labels on anything … yet. After her sister asked if Artem was her “boyfriend,” Nikki simply responded, “No … Because I’m not ready.”
Keep doing you, girl!