So sad! Hockey player Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — and fans are absolutely heartbroken! NHL lovers have taken to Twitter to send the Hurricanes player their well wishes, as he’s expected to miss upcoming games this season. Read the touching posts!
The Carolina Hurricanes might be finishing their NHL season with Bryan Bickell, 30, on the ice! Even though the regular season just started, the NFL player was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on Nov. 11 and is expected to take some time off, according to his team’s release. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that tackles your immune system, causing a miscommunication between the brain and body, according to the Mayo Clinic. Bryan has been receiving SO.MUCH.LOVE from all of his fans, and to show his appreciation, he sent out a tweet of his own.
Thanks 2 all the fans for the prayers & wishes. It's all new 2 me & my family but seeing all the support from u guys makes it easier for us
— Bryan Bickell (@bbicks29) November 11, 2016
Very sad to hear of Bryan Bickell's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Best of luck to him and his family going forward.
— Drunk Patrick Kane (@Drunk_Kane88) November 11, 2016
Bryan Bickell never shied away from talking about his struggles to score goals with #Blackhawks.
He won't shy away from this fight with MS.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) November 11, 2016
Wishing the best for Bryan Bickell, who's a total pro on and off the ice. The "vertigo symptoms" had been plaguing him since the 2015 Final.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) November 11, 2016
My heart aches for @bbicks29 and his family. But I know how strongly my mom is fighting MS, and I have no doubt he will too.
— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) November 11, 2016
Wishing Bryan Bickell all the best in his fight against MS. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Good luck big man!
— Troy Murray (@muzz19) November 11, 2016
Crushed to hear the news about Bryan Bickell. My thoughts are with him and his entire family. Outstanding guy: glib, personable, honest.
— Judd Sirott (@Judd_Sirott) November 11, 2016
All the best to Bryan Bickell, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now that he knows what was wrong, hopefully he can manage it.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) November 11, 2016
Multiple sclerosis ins’t curable unfortunately, but treatment may help. Bryan, who has been having issues with his balance for over a year, is expected to take some time off the ice to look into his treatment options. Serious warning signs started revealing themselves when Bryan played for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015. It became clear that his balance was off, which later led to a vestibular disorder diagnosis.
“Since the 2015 playoffs, I’ve been struggling to understand what was going on with my body,” the hunk said in a statement. “Obviously this is a bit of shock for my family and me, but I am hopeful I will be able to return to the ice and continue playing the game that I love.” It breaks out hearts that we won’t be seeing much of Bryan inside the rink anymore! He was such a hero for the Blackhawks as he won three Stanley cups with them. The most important thing for Bryan right now is to get his health on track!
HollywoodLifers, please send you kind words to Bryan and his family! Comment well wishes below.