Bills superfan 'Pinto Ron' recovering from heart surgery at RGH

Updated: February 26, 2021 05:26 AM
Created: February 25, 2021 10:38 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ/WHEC) — Ken Johnson, better known as Bills Mafia superfan Pinto Ron, never missed a Bills game before the pandemic. 

He wasn't about to let a heart issue stop him either this past season, postponing a heart surgery from October to this past Tuesday.

"He calls it a 'leaking valve' and I guess the valve was getting worse and worse so they told him they needed to repair it," his daughter Danielle said. "He told them he could go under the knife after the Super Bowl because the Bills were supposed to be in the Super Bowl."

Danielle says her father is doing well, recovering at Rochester General Hospital. 

Because he's so well known in the community for his love of the Bills, the staff made sure to accessorize. 

Pinto Ron got tons of messages wishing him well. Though he couldn't respond to everyone, he told our Buffalo affiliate he did read every message.

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