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Details reportedly emerge on Ric Flair's surgery, health status updated

Flair is one of the most prolific champions in pro wrestling history.

After Ric Flair was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, he was reportedly been put into a medically induced coma and underwent surgery. Former announcer Mean Gene Okerlund shared news that the surgery was actually on Flair's colon. It had previously been reported he was taken to the hospital with a heart issue, but details of his surgery were unknown:

Flair is out of surgery, but apparently not out of the woods yet, according to his management team:

"Ric had surgery today (not heart related)am happy 2report it was a success.Still a long road ahead so plz keep prayers for Ric Charlotte Megan David & Wendy"

The Wrestling Observer is reporting his situation is still "extremely serious."


Flair's management company originally tweeted out that he was in the hospital for "routine monitoring," but Pro Wrestling Sheet reported he was taken to ICU after his family checked him in with "heart-related issues."

"Yes, Ric in hospl 4 routine monitoring. No reason 2 panic. Yes, many thx 2 his fiancé & hosp staff. No excuses Ric wld want u 2 go out 2nite Natur Boy style!"

Later, they tweeted the following:

"Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair? If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues"

Condolences and prayers for Flair have since started to pour in from the pro wrestling world, as they are wishing the legend the best in this difficult time.

Flair is one of the most prolific champions in pro wrestling history, having won dozens and dozens of titles across his 40-year career. We send our thoughts and prayers to him and his friends and family in this difficult time.