Legendary tag team wrestler Bobby Eaton is "gravely ill," according to Jim Ross.
The Wrestling Observer reported on Tueday that Bobby Eaton, 54, formerly one half of the Midnight Express with Dennis Condrey and/or Stan Lane, is currently being hospitalized and requires a breathing tube. No details as to the cause of his hospitalization, but he was hospitalized in 2006 for pneumonia and heart-related issues.
Jim Ross wrote about Eaton in his blog today. "Prayers go out to Beautiful Bobby Eaton who is apparently gravely ill in a hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas as I understand it. Bobby was a member of the amazing, Midnight Express with both Dennis Condrey and Stan Lane who, of course, were managed by the incomparable Jim Cornette. They were one of the greatest tag teams that I ever saw in my 39 years in the biz. Watts, after visiting Memphis to orchestrate a talent trade, put Bobby and Dennis together as a team with Corny as their erasable manager and the rest is history. The team, along with the Rock 'n Roll Express helped set Mid South on fire back in the day.
"Bobby Eaton is one of the nicest guys and most genuine talents that I've ever had the privilege to work with in my career. The Huntsville, Alabama native had uncanny timing and awareness in the ring as well as being a reliable, team player. No territory could ever have enough 'Bobby Eaton's.'
"Get better Bobby and know that you are in my thoughts."
Of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to Bobby as well, and if we hear of any updates we will pass them along.