Ric Flair shares the tragic details on his health battle after nearly dying in the hospital


After more than a month in the hospital, Ric Flair opened up about the ordeal that "scared the s**t" out of him.

Flair was rushed to the hospital on August 11 with stomach pains. Hours later, he was in the early stages of kidney failure and on the verge of heart failure thanks to years of alcohol abuse, according to an interview with People.com.

Flair only had a 20 percent chance of surviving and was placed into a medically induced coma.

Part of his bowel had to be removed, and a pacemaker was inserted, and now he's on his way to recovery.


Flair is still at a rehab center, where he admits he was an alcoholic and notes he's not out of the woods yet. He reportedly needs the assistance of a nurse just to sip water.

Flair is done drinking after this entire ordeal.

"I'll never drink again," says Flair. "I never want to go through this again."

It's unclear what is next on Flair's schedule aside from rehabilitation.


Flair is one of the most recognizable figures in pro wrestling history, having dominated the scene from the 1970s and well into the 1990s. Flair is recognized by WWE as a 16-time world champion, and he has been inducted into their Hall of Fame two times -- once individually, and once as a member of the Four Horsemen.

(H/T Pro Wrestling Sheet)

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