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In New Interview, Chuck Norris Opens Up About Something That Nearly Defeated Him

The legendary Chuck Norris is not only an accomplished actor and martial artist, but he’s also become an example that everyone can lean on when they’re trying to describe an unstoppable force. As such, there are all kinds of internet legends and memes out there that make reference to his prowess in a humorous fashion. However, there was a powerful foe that even Norris couldn’t handle, and it had to do with his wife’s health.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, Gena Norris has been battling rheumatoid arthritis for some time now. The couple was trying to figure out what to do about it, and Gena wound up going through a series of MRIs. Her health would deteriorate substantially from that point.

“I was in the emergency room for like 5 or 6 nights in a row and the symptoms had continued to get worse and worse. And by the fourth, fifth, sixth night, the burning just kept traveling and I would go in and they'd say, well what's wrong with you?” Gena explained during a recent interview. “And I'm like I, I don't know. I don't feel good. And I'm just, I'm burning. All I can tell you is I'm burning all over. I feel like I have acid everywhere in my tissues, I'm just, I'm on fire.”

Chuck was understandably beside himself, and he opened up in the same interview with TV host Sharyl Attkisson about the powerful effect it had on him.

“Well I saw death in her eyes. I saw her dying and I said, you know, I've got to do something. [I]t's the helpless feeling, you know cause I'm kind of a take charge guy, and then here I have something where I cannot do anything and it was, it was horrifying …," he explained.

Thankfully, Gena would bounce back from the scary episode, but that left them with a ton of questions on how it happened. The couple believes that the chemical agent that Gena was injected with for the MRI may have led to her brush with death.

“While the FDA claims that there is no evidence that the chemical agent [gadolinium] causes severe complications, Chuck and Gena adamantly disagree, and provide Sharyl with graphic details of their nightmarish ordeal,” Attkisson reported. “After several years of intensive treatments, Gena says that she's still not the same person that she was before she got sick."

According to the Mayo Clinic, gadolinium is generally safe, with the exception of those that may have kidney ailments.

“Gadolinium-containing contrast agents may increase the risk of a rare but serious disease called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in people with severe kidney failure. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis triggers thickening of the skin, organs and other tissues,” the website reads in part.

As for Chuck, he’s just glad the episode is finally behind them and that they can move on with their lives, as the whole experience was far too much for him to take.

“I got my wife back,” he said.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: WND Screenshot

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