Former Chicago Bear William “The Refrigerator” Perry is in serious condition in a South Carolina hospital after suffering from symptoms of a chronic illness.
William Perry, 46, was hospitalized to deal with complications from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a chronic inflammation disorder of the peripheral nerves, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune reported.
William Perry’s agent told the Bears that the former defensive tackle would be fine.
Perry’s nephew, Purnell Perry, told the Sun-Times his uncle was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago but was expected to recover.
This is what his nephew, Purnell, had to say:
“They were making sure he was in pretty good health before they started treating him.”
If You Didn’t Know:
William Perry was 6 ft 2 in and weighed 382 lb at his peak weight.
He quickly became a favorite of the Chicago Bears fans.
He spent 1985-1993 with the team that drafted him in the first round, the Bears and and spent 1993-1994 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In Perry’s 10 years as a pro, he played in 138 games, recording 29.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries, which he returned for 71 yards.
William Perry retired after the 1994 season.