UPDATE (1:30 pm EDT)
According to Conrad Thompson, organizer of Starrcast II, the story reported by TMZ is “not as grave or serious” as they made it out to be. It additionally stated that Flair’s go to to the hospital was deliberate and that he wished to have it carried out earlier than he flew to Las Vegas for subsequent week’s occasion.
Flair is about to be current for “The Roast of Ric Flair” throughout Starrcast II.
Wrestling icon Ric Flair reportedly suffered a medical emergency Thursday morning.
According to TMZ Sports, Flair was within the Atlanta space when he was rushed to the emergency room. The 70-year-old’s situation will not be but recognized, however TMZ is reporting that the state of affairs is “very serious.”
The story continues to be growing….
This isn’t Ric Flair’s first severe medial scare lately. In August, 2017 Flair – actual title Richard Fliehr – was positioned in a medically induced coma for 11 days after rupturing his gut. He needed to have emergency surgical procedure to right an obstructed bowel, a severe situation that led to further issues for Flair together with kidney failure. He was on dialysis for a interval following his surgical procedure, and spent a month within the hospital present process further therapies and rehab. Flair would ultimately pull by means of and would marry his longtime girlfriend Wendy Barlow.
Flair revealed within the biography To Be The Man he suffers from alcoholic cardiomyopathy. It’s a situation introduced on by extreme ingesting that weakens the guts, making it troublesome for it to pump blood effectively all through the physique.
Flair was final seen on the February 25 episode of Monday Night RAW celebrating his 70th birthday. However, this was the identical night time that Dave Bautista returned to the WWE to start out a WrestleMania program with Triple H. Bautista attacked Flair backstage, igniting the feud with Triple H that culminated in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 35.
There has been no official phrase on Flair’s situation from the WWE, or his daughter Charlotte who’s herself a WWE Superstar and set to compete in a title match this Sunday on the Money within the Bank pay-per-view.
Newsweek will proceed to replace this story as extra info turns into out there.