[size=13pt]William 'The Refrigerator' Perry in serious condition in South Carolina hospital[/size]

April 21, 2009
BY KEVIN ALLEN [email protected]

William “The Refrigerator” Perry — the former defensive lineman who captured the hearts of Chicago Bears fans in 1985 when he rumbled for a one-yard touchdown in his Monday Night Football debut — is in serious condition in a South Carolina hospital after suffering from symptoms of a chronic illness.

A relative said he is expected to recover.

According to MayoClinic.com, Guillain-Barré syndrome is an “uncommon inflammatory disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves, typically causing severe weakness and numbness that usually starts in your extremities and quickly worsens.”

There is no cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome, but treatments are available that can ease the symptoms and duration.