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.