Ric Flair is, without question, one of the wrestling industries biggest legends. A star whom audiences have grown fond of over the years also has a huge reputation for partying. Sadly this weekend, his health has turned all shades of awful, as the former WWE Superstar has been left fighting for his life.
Dave Meltzer posted an update of the WWE Hall of Famer’s condition over on the Wrestling Observer forums;
“He’s out of surgery.
It’s good that he’s out of surgery.
It’s still real bad. I had it just told to me in some detail, not exactly identical, but very similar to what happened to my dad. However, his kidneys are functioning which is the main difference and no cancer issues.
Again, Flair has been hospitalized since Saturday with heart-related issues.”
For those not in the know, Ric Flair was hospitalized this past weekend. He was transferred to the hospitals ICU unit and was reportedly placed in a medically induced coma.
It should be noted that Ric Flair has been very open about his recent health issues. In his 2014 autobiography, the WWE Hall of Famer explained;
“Through my many years of partying, I also developed something called “alcoholic cardiomyopathy,” a weakening of heart muscles.” He added, I first detected that there was something wrong when my heart began skipping beats. I went to a cardiologist friend who told me that when your heart pumps, it expands to a rubber band. But mine was doing it too much. Initially, I thought that steroids might be responsible, but the doctor dismissed this theory. My heart was fluttering from thirty-five years of hitting it hard.”
The news hasn’t been good in any sense, with wrestling audiences watching on and hoping for the best. Given that Flair is 68, it’s a huge fight to be having.
Everyone at Screen Critics wishes Flair the best and hopes that he pulls through.