The wrestling fraternity was still reeling from the news of Sting taking permanent wrestling leave from the ring after the news broke out that The Icon Sting is being forced to retire after due to a grave neck injury. On April 2nd, 2016 he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as to receive the ultimate honor from the Pro-Wrestling community. He was expected to announce his official retirement from all formats of Wrestling on that ceremony.

But, hopes are still there as the veteran wrestler himself cleaned the air a bit about these rumors going on. According to the reports from wrestlingINC.com Sting has given an interview to a reporter from TMZ and has gone on to say, “My neck is okay. I’m not officially retired. There’s a lot of rumors out there, but I’m not officially retired.”

Previous reports were saying that Sting is affected with cervical spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the gap in the spinal vertebrae that pinches the nerves and causes extreme pain. It is the same reason that forced another veteran wrestler i.e. Edge to get into retirement in the year 2011.

Sting suffered the injury after a Turnbuckle Powerbomb from Seth Rollins at Night of Champions in September 2015. He was in a rivalry with the Authority from last year’s Wrestlemania and had his sights set on the WWE world heavyweight championship. Sting was also asked to comment on WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan being compensated $ 115 million in the Gawker sex tape trial, but he refused to make any comment.

The Icon has turned 57 today and Triple H has made the tweet to wish him a very Happy Birthday.