WWE legend Ric Flair recovering after successful surgery


WWE fans were initially concerned for the health of Ric Flair last week when it was reported that he had been taken to hospital for a 'very serious' medical emergency.

It later turned out to be a scheduled appointment for the 16-time world champion as he wanted to have it before travelling to Las Vegas for Starrcast II.

However, due to complications, Flair's surgery had to be rearranged from Friday last week to Monday this week, meaning he'll miss the Vegas event.

While some fans might be disappointed that they don't get to meet The Nature Boy, the good news is that his surgery was a success.

Flair's wife, Wendy Barlow, told TMZ Sports that doctors had said the surgery was successful and that she thanked everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time.

It's still unclear as to what procedure Flair underwent yesterday, but reports have stated that he's been dealing with some heart issues as of late.

Flair had to pull out of a celebrity roast set for this upcoming Friday in Las Vegas, but doctors believe he will make a full recovery.

It was only two years ago that the 70-year-old had a health scare that was considered life-threatening.


He was in critical condition back then and was placed in a medically induced coma for 11 days after his intestine ruptured. He was able to make a full recovery

The Nature Boy has made a handful of WWE appearances over the past few months, most notably being involved in the Triple H vs Batista WrestleMania 35 storyline.

WWE celebrated Flair's 70th birthday on the February 25 episode of Monday Night Raw, where he was attacked by The Animal before he could make his way to the ring from his locker room.


The 16-time world champion was able to get his revenge on Batista at this year's Showcase of Immortals, as he helped The Game win by handing him a sledgehammer and by distracting Batista so that he could pick up the pinfall.

Fingers crossed we won't be waiting long until we see Flair making another WWE appearance, but his health must always come first before WWE.

Get well soon, Nature Boy!

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