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Michael Dean Perry says Fridge is getting better

Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Michael Dean Perry says his brother, the 1980s Bears star William “Refrigerator” Perry, is recovering from an illness that struck him last year.

Michael Dean Perry says Fridge has some hearing loss but has gotten better after a bout with Guillain-Barre syndrome last year.

When a patient has Guillain-Barre, his immune system attacks his body’s peripheral nerves.

Last year there were reports that the Fridge, whose girth was celebrated during his playing days, had been so sick that he weighed only 200 pounds, but Michael Dean Perry says Fridge is back up to around 330 pounds.

Refrigerator Perry played for the Bears from 1985 to 1993 and for the Eagles in 1993 and 1994. Michael Dean Perry played for the Browns from 1988 to 1994, for the Broncos from 1995 to 1997 and played one game for the Chiefs in 1997.

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16 Responses to “Michael Dean Perry says Fridge is getting better”
  1. Tinbender says: Jun 21, 2010 8:07 PM

    Cheers to you Fridge. I liked watching you play because you always had that big smile on your face, there was no doubt you were having a good time.

  2. rolltide says: Jun 21, 2010 8:13 PM

    Michael Dean Perry sounds like he should have been in 80’s movies with Molly Ringwald.

  3. NJBoysFan says: Jun 21, 2010 8:25 PM

    Call me naive, but why would a doctor encourage you to go back up to 330, if you battled weight your whole life and dropped down to 200lbs?

  4. Otto Graham says: Jun 21, 2010 8:42 PM

    Thats great to hear, get well soon. GO BROWNS!

  5. jahrasta311 says: Jun 21, 2010 8:59 PM

    Phew, he’s back to 330 pounds, sounds healthy.

  6. God's Own Blue and Silver says: Jun 21, 2010 9:11 PM

    “there were reports that the Fridge … had been so sick that he weighed only 200 pounds, but Michael Dean Perry says Fridge is back up to around 330 pounds.”
    Yer doin’ it wrong. I wouldn’t call 330 pounds on any non-active former football player “healthy” by any stretch. Perry was arguably much healthier (at least in a cardiovascular sense) when he got down to 200.

  7. bgdabengal says: Jun 21, 2010 9:29 PM

    wish him the best.. and what made the bears vs bengals game better this past year?? for one.. benson raping them.. for two they lined peko up at full back.. haha mini fridge

  8. HiHoTheFlorio says: Jun 21, 2010 9:31 PM

    I’m very happy to hear the Fridge is getting better. Watching a loved one consumed by disease is very tough.
    In sort of related news, the M.D.P. was the best burger McDonald’s ever offered!!

  9. Bully Throws Heaters says: Jun 21, 2010 9:32 PM

    Fridge getting better.
    Still has hearing loss from the
    Manute Bol beat down

  10. Free Ben 7 says: Jun 21, 2010 10:12 PM

    Get well soon “Fridge”!

  11. joetoronto says: Jun 21, 2010 10:49 PM

    All the best, Fridge.

  12. PackFaninPackLand says: Jun 21, 2010 11:36 PM

    So Fridge put on 130 pounds in just one year ???
    Holy crap, THAT can’t be good !

  13. Shaun Lowrie says: Jun 22, 2010 1:23 AM

    Yeah he uses the nutri-system. ‘I’m back up to my playing weight!’

  14. mustbechris says: Jun 22, 2010 5:55 AM

    well thank god he got back up to a healthy weight like 330 lbs

  15. Kevin from Philly says: Jun 22, 2010 6:44 AM

    Only in this country is putting on 100 pounds considered “getting healthy”.

  16. DanSnyderSux says: Jun 22, 2010 7:23 AM

    Yeah, how can you be happy that he’s “back up to around 330” when he was 200. If the Guillain-Barre syndrome didn’t get him, at that weight, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc., will.

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