'Fridge' in Hospital With Serious Illness

Former NFL star Perry was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré last year
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 10:23 AM CDT
Former NFL player William 'The Refrigerator' Perry participates in the Benihana Grill-Off at ESPN The Magazine's Next Big Block Party during Super Bowl XLI weekend in 2007 in Miami, Florida.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – William "the Refrigerator" Perry is in serious condition at a South Carolina hospital, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former Bears defensive tackle was diagnosed last year with Guillain-Barré, a syndrome that causes inflamed nerves and weakness. The star of the 1986 Super Bowl "is improving every day and they hope he is released in a week or two," says his agent.