Paul “Triple H” Levesque of the WWE is recovering following a cardiac operation last week. WWE revealed in a statement Wednesday that Paul Levesque underwent a successful operation at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a cardiac event.
“The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue, and Paul is expected to make a full recovery,” the statement said.
Last year, the WWE Hall of Famer celebrated 25 years with the company.
WWE’s official statement:
“Paul Levesque, a.k.a. Triple H, underwent a successful procedure last week at Yale-New Haven Hospital following a cardiac event. The episode was caused by a genetic heart issue, and Paul is expected to make a full recovery.” https://t.co/daTT1SnBUz
— WWE (@WWE) September 8, 2021
“It feels old; that’s what it feels like,” Levesque told PEOPLE last April of the milestone. “It’s hard to believe; it certainly has gone by in a blink.”
Levesque made his WWE debut in April 1995 as “Hunter Hearst Helmsley,” a snobbish upper-class nobleman who thought himself king. His character later evolved into the leather-clad, sledgehammer-wielding, motorcycle-riding antagonist Triple H.
Levesque is officially the WWE’s executive vice president of global talent strategy and development, following his final match in 2019.
While he doesn’t get as much ring time in his current role, it’s a rewarding one that allows him to contribute to the development of the WWE’s next generation of superstars via the company’s developmental show, NXT.
“I watch these young kids and see them go out there and catch on to the lessons you teach them to,” he previously told PEOPLE. “They go out there, and they execute, and the crowd goes crazy, and they come back in, and they’re buzzing because you’d know that they’ve succeeded. They know they’ve succeeded.”
“It’s like the saying, ‘Most of the things that you accomplished in your life are great, but then when you watch your kids accomplish things, it’s an even greater experience,’ ” he added. “It’s the same thing for me.”