Andre always had severe health and back problems, like most acromegaly patients. His strength was mostly show.
Thank you. So few people realize how hard a life that guy must have lived.
This. While acromegaly patients(a pituitary disorder and that can lead to not just great height be thick bones and great streng) may have almost superhuman strength, they have many, many health issues, as well.
There are stories that when a young man, Andre would move his friends' cars around as a practical joke, and he threw wrestlers like Black jack Mulligan (6'6" 350 lb) around like rag dolls, but he far from agile and had many health issues