Kurt Angle left TNA’s European tour to return to the United States over the weekend after doctors were forced to induce labor on his fiancée, Giovanna Yannotti.
Late last week, Angle served as the special guest referee for the Jeff Jarrett and Matt Hardy vs. Shannon Moore and Mark Haskins match in Lyon, France. The 1996 Olympic gold medalist received a phone call shortly after the event that his 25-year-old pregnant fiance was forced into emergency labor due to health complications.
Angle wrote about the situation on Twitter over the weekend:
“To my fans, especially in Europe. Sorry I had to pull from the tour. Giovanna, my fiance’, had complications with her labor. I came home To be with her and my beautiful new daughter Giuliana is doing fantastic.
“I will be staying at the hospital until Giovanna is able to leave. She won’t be able to leave until the doctors clear her condition. Thank u all for ur support.
According to Slam Wrestling, Yannotti was found passed out and was taken to the hospital, where it was determined that her blood pressure was dangerously high and both her and and the baby’s lives were at risk.
The baby, Giuliana Marie Angle, was born prematurely Saturday at 5.5 pounds and 18 inches long. This is Kurt Angle’s third child, with the first two coming from his previous marriage to Karen Jarrett.