More emerges on wrestling legend Ric Flair’s ongoing health battle Mark Dadswell/Getty Images
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Hulk Hogan's opponent Ric Flair is greeted by the crowd during Hulk Hogan's Hulkamania Tour at Rod Laver Arena on November 21, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Pro wrestling icon Ric Flair has now been hospitalized in Atlanta for a week now, and more and more has begun to emerge on what many have called a very bad situation.

According to Dave Meltzer on his latest radio show with the Wrestling Observer, Flair has had an external pacemaker put in to manage his heart, which is currently beating normally. Meltzer also reported that Flair is dealing with an infection right now, and that while he is still in critical condition, Flair is doing better than when things were looking extremely grave on Monday and Tuesday.

Meltzer is reporting that Flair’s condition is still a battle, though, and that the legend will likely be hospitalized for weeks going forward.

Flair underwent surgery on Monday, which was originally reported as a colon surgery to repair a blockage. However, Flair’s fiancee — Wendy Barlow — disputed that it was a colon surgery, and now the most recent reports are that it was a surgery to remove part of the bowel.

Flair is one of the most prolific champions in the history of pro wrestling, having won a multitude of titles across the NWA, WCW, WWE, and more in his nearly 40-year career. Flair is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, having been inducted as both individually and as a member of the Four Horsemen.

We send the legend our prayers and best wishes as he continues the good fight.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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