King Ezekiel has been through a lot. He was once riding high in his own Kingdom with his tiger Shiva at his side, and now he’s struggling with a life-threatening condition. He also lost his son and his wife.
Ezekiel is a great example of a character whose fate was foretold by the comic books, but then he survived his counterpart’s death. Now, though, he’s fighting a very different battle.
Ezekiel revealed to Siddiq that he has a giant lump in his neck. He has a family history of thyroid cancer and while his relatives all survived, he knows he won’t have the benefit of medicines and treatment to take care of it. Some fans have pointed out that Ezekiel’s ailment could be a goiter, which is tied to a thyroid condition but is not as dangerous as cancer. Either way, he needs help medical attention.
Adding insult to injury is the fact that Siddiq is gone, Dante turned out to be a traitor (and he is dead) and Enid is also dead. Once again there is a shortage of doctors on The Walking Dead and the war hasn’t even started. Not only does Ezekiel have to survive his ailment, he also has to survive the war. The poor king can’t catch a break.