Wrestling Legend Ric Flair Recovering Following Surgery

Flair was hospitalized over the weekend

August 15, 2017
Ric Flair and WWE Diva Charlotte arrives at The 2016 ESPYS held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

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According to the WWE, professional wrestling legend Ric Flair is recovering following surgery yesterday. This comes on the heels of the Nature Boy's agent tweeting to fans asking for "prayers & positive energy" because of some "tough medical issues."

Neither the WWE nor Flair's agent are saying what the issue is or what type of surgery Flair had performed. Many are speculating that the procedure could be related to Flair's heart, despite the above tweet. We do know that the icon was put into a medically induced coma before the surgery. Tens of thousands of fans and fellow wrestlers took to social media offer their thoughts and prayetrs for the 68-year-old.


Ric Flair has been a staple of the sport for more than four decades, surviving just about every iteration of wrestling, and is often regarded as the greatest wrestler of all time. He was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2008.