SmackDown Live commentator Mauro Ranallo, who has been absent for two weeks, has just responded to fans on Twitter, thanking them for their concern.
On Twitter on Friday, Ranallo thanked everyone for their support and said that his doctor wants him to stay off of social media for now.
Ranallo suffers from bipolar disorder, having been diagnosed when he was 19 years old. In an interview with Sherdog, Ranallo said that on his worst days, he has yelled death threats at his family and threatened to commit suicide.
“I would go through these unbelievable mood swings,” Ranallo said. “I would come into the house with a smile and ask how everyone is doing and then close my bedroom door and suddenly, ‘I’m going to [expletive] kill you.’ It would scare everybody.”
He went on to say that he has never tried to commit suicide but that he has had suicidal thoughts.
Mauro Ranallo was not seen on SmackDown Live on March 14th’s show, with it being said that he could not make it due to snow. On March 21st, Ranallo was again absent, with it being said this time that he was sick.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter later reported that Ranallo is suffering from depression, according to What Culture.