Chuck Norris, who always call his ailing wife as ‘best friend’ – gave up his career to care for her

Chuck Norris is one of the most iconic performers, at least in terms of action, martial arts, and films that are through-and-through badass. The 82-year-old Oklahoma native has been in over 40 movies over the years, but it took him a while to get his big acting break. Chuck has had two lengthy marriages; the second is still going great now. He is also a devoted dad to five kids.

However, he recently revealed some fairly alarming information about his wife’s health. On March 10, 1940, in Ryan, Oklahoma, Chuck Norris was born. Being the oldest of three brothers, he described himself as the quiet child who never succeeded at anything in school when he was younger. In actuality, Norris’ early years were rather difficult. When Chuck was barely 10 years old, his father—a habitual drinker—suddenly vanished, leaving his mother, Wilma, alone herself. She reared Chuck, his two brothers, and herself, but by the time Chuck Norris was 15 years old, the family had relocated 16 times. They eventually relocated to California.

Being a devout Christian herself, Wilma made sure Chuck and his siblings Wieland and Arron attended church wherever they resided. Norris thus established a strong bond with God. Chuck was a student at North Torrance High School, but by the time he was 14, he was beginning to assume more responsibilities at home. Along with his studies, he assisted his mother in watching his siblings while she was at work.

Chuck confided: “God has a plan for you.” “She loves Jesus with all of her heart and soul and made sure we understood that [growing up].”

“She influenced me spiritually and instilled in me a sense of responsibility that carried over in my later adult life, she always told me ‘God has plans for you,’ and I didn’t know what she meant. I think I do now.”

In 1958, Chuck and Dianne Holechek, his high school love, got married. They had two kids together, Mike and Eric, and were together until 1988.

Later, in 1997, Chuck went on a date at a Dallas restaurant. His attention was drawn to another woman, though. Gena O’Kelley was that woman, and the two quickly fell in love. Chuck and Gina got married in 1998 and are still very much in love now. Chuck, who refers to his wife as his closest friend, sent an emotional tribute to her on Facebook in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary.

“22 years ago I met the love of my life. And we are now celebrating 20 years of marriage together.”

“Gena… Thank you for being not only the best wife a man could ask for but the greatest mom and best friend as well. I love you Gena and look forward to celebrating many more years together.”

Danielle and Dakota are the two children that Gena and Chuck Norris have. But approximately ten years ago, everything in their life changed.

To take care of his sick wife, he gave up his cinematic profession.

Gena’s condition had been becoming worse. According to sources, she had an injection in 2013. Gena claims that she saw something was off right away.

She said: “Within hours after the first jab, I felt like my whole body was on fire — as if acid had been passed through it. The burning was isolated at first, but it just kept spreading… I just lay in bed on an IV for five months and had to have round-the-clock nursing care. Chuck slept beside me on the couch and never left. I prayed that I would live to raise my children.”

Gena has experienced nerve pain and renal issues ever since. They think she was poisoned after receiving injections of a substance during magnetic resonance imaging examinations (MRI).

To seek justice, Gena and Chuck have filed a lawsuit against 11 healthcare organizations.

Gena has needed care ever since, and her man has been there for her. He actually stopped doing everything else to devote his complete attention to his wife. The pair claims that they have spent almost $2 million only on therapies.

Chuck shared: “I’ve given up my film career to concentrate on Gena, my whole life right now is about keeping her alive. I believe this issue is so important.”

Gena said: “It’s infuriating and heartbreaking. It’s a vicious, ugly secret that has been kept hidden — something Chuck and I are determined to change.”