EXCLUSIVE: “Airwolf” star Jan-Michael Vincent tells how leg amputation nearly cost him his life

EXCLUSIVE: “Airwolf” star Jan-Michael Vincent tells how leg amputation nearly cost him his life

EXCLUSIVE: “Airwolf” star Jan-Michael Vincent has revealed the leg “amputation horror” that nearly cost him his life. The 69-year-old – who has battled drink and drugs – told the National Enquirer he found himself at “death’s door” when a medical crisis forced doctors to remove most of his right leg two years ago. The surgery resulted from complications of peripheral artery disease, Vincent told the Enquirer. He said: “An infection in my leg got steadily worse. I felt like I was beaten with a whip.” Vincent says he has “blocked out” the operation at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, added: “I know I was on life support and a ventilator. When I finally woke up [my leg] was gone.” His wife Anna said: “They said the infection was so bad that he might not survive.” Vincent has learned to walk again with a prosthetic limb, but at times is forced to use a wheelchair.


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