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We at Real Rasslin can confirm that

WWE star Drew McIntyre has revealed that he has been working through a legitimate issue with his hearing for over a year.

Drew McIntyre is set to face off against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40 but he has revealed that his talents extend beyond the ring due to necessity.

In a new chat with Gorilla Position, Drew McIntyre revealed that he picked up an injury to his ear at Elimination Chamber which added on to an existing trouble he has with his hearing.

Revealing that he realized he inadvertently taught himself to read lips, Drew McIntyre said:

Physically, I still feel terrible from the (Elimination) Chamber. I took most of the big falls it seemed even though — I guess Randy’s maybe bigger than me these days and (Bobby) Lashley’s jacked but basically the biggest guys somehow ended up taking all the worst falls.

Logan (Paul) diving on my face, and getting my eardrum perforated so, I’m kind of staring at your lips watching what you’re saying because I found out about a year-and-a-half ago from an ear specialist because I have bad hearing in general that I taught myself to lip read which I had no idea.

We did a little test where he was talking, had me put my fingers in my ears where I could still hear him, was telling him what he was saying and he slowly slipped up a piece of paper in front of his face and I was like, ‘I can’t hear what you’re saying. You’ve lowered your voice.’

My wife was like, ‘He hasn’t. He’s the exact same volume.’ He went, ‘Yeah, you’re a smart guy. You just taught yourself to lip read because your hearing is so bad.’

Oh, fantastic. Then it got perforated. So, I won’t say who it was because I don’t want them to feel bad, but it’s very annoying because I can’t hear jack.”

Picking up an adaptive skill so seamlessly that he didn’t even notice seems like a fairly Drew McIntyre thing to pull off!

Despite the perforated ear drum, McIntyre is still scheduled to face Seth Rollins in Philadelphia at WrestleMania 40 night two for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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