William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry hospitalized for leg infection – Details

Updated: January 7, 2016
William 'Refrigerator' Perry hospitalized for leg infection, Report says

Former Chicago Bears legendary defensive tackle William “Refrigerator” Perry is in a Chicago hospital over health concerns pertaining to his diabetes.

William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry was in town for the weekend and he went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Friday to refill his prescribed medications for diabetes. However, when he was at the hospital, the doctors discovered an infection in his leg.

Perry was still able to go the Bears game on Sunday, but he had to return to the hospital as soon as it was over. He was on the sideline in the first half and then watched the game from the Bears private suite in the second half.

According to Perry’s brother, there’s a dispute as to when the Bears legend will be discharged from the hospital. Perry, who is 53, has battled a number of health issues over the years.

Perry is one of the most recognizable figures in Bears history. He played for the Bears from 1985-1993 and helped the Bears win the Super Bowl his rookie season. When he was playing, Perry weighed 335 pounds and played both defense and offense. In fact, he scored a touchdown as a fullback in Super Bowl XX.

Perry currently lives in an assisted-living community in South Carolina.

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