Wrestling icon Ric Flair, 70, ‘hospitalized after very serious medical emergency’

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Wrestling icon Ric Flair, 70, is ‘hospitalized after a very serious medical emergency’ one month after performing at Wrestlemania 35

  • Wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering an unspecified but ‘very serious’ medical emergency, according to TMZ
  • Flair was in a coma for 11 days in 2017 after his intestine ruptured. He eventually had an obstructed piece of bowel surgically removed and he recovered
  • In his book, ‘Ric Flair: To Be the Man,’ he admitted to suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy, which is a heart problem caused by prolonged alcohol abuse
  • Flair has periodically made appearances at wrestling events, many times performing alongside his daughter Charlotte, who is now a major WWE star
  • He recently made an appearance at Wrestlemania 35 in April  

Wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering an unspecified medical emergency.

According to TMZ, Flair, 70, was taken to the emergency room and the website is reporting that his situation is ‘very serious.’

The WWE did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail’s request for comment.  

Flair has periodically made appearances at wrestling events, many times performing alongside his daughter Charlotte (right), who is now a major WWE star.

Wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering an unspecified medical emergency. According to TMZ , Flair, 70, was taken to the emergency room and the website is reporting that his situation is 'very serious'

Wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering an unspecified medical emergency. According to TMZ , Flair, 70, was taken to the emergency room and the website is reporting that his situation is ‘very serious.’ Flair has periodically made appearances at wrestling events, many times performing alongside his daughter Charlotte (near left)

Ric Flair (pictured) competes against Hulk Hogan during the 'Hulkamania Tour' at Acer Arena on November 28, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Flair was 60 at the time of the event

Ric Flair (pictured) competes against Hulk Hogan during the ‘Hulkamania Tour’ at Acer Arena on November 28, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Flair was 60 at the time of the event 

Flair was in a coma for 11 days in 2017 and was reportedly near death after his intestine ruptured. He eventually had an obstructed piece of bowel surgically removed and he eventually recovered.

In his book, ‘Ric Flair: To Be the Man,’ he admitted to suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy, which is a heart problem caused by prolonged alcohol abuse.

‘I had one vice,’ Flair told Sports Illustrated in 2017. ‘I’m not going to point my finger at anybody else. My vice was drinking. I didn’t have any pain issues, addiction problems, marijuana, cocaine, nothing like that. It’s a fact that I kept myself up all night and always had a good time.’

Known as 'Nature Boy,' Flair rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with the WCW and the WWF (now the WWE), and he ultimately headlined Wrestlemania VIII

Known as ‘Nature Boy,’ Flair rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with the WCW and the WWF (now the WWE), and he ultimately headlined Wrestlemania VIII

Flair has periodically made appearances at wrestling events, many times performing alongside his daughter Charlotte, who is now a major WWE star.

His son Reid died of a drug overdose in 2013.

Flair married his longtime girlfriend Wendy Barlow last year. She is his fifth wife.

As a high schooler in Wisconsin in the late 1960s Flair participated in interscholastic wrestling, football, and track, but by 1972 he was trying to make a name for himself in theatrical wrestling.

Known as ‘Nature Boy,’ Flair rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with the WCW and the WWF (now the WWE), and he ultimately headlined Wrestlemania VIII in 1992.

Flair continued to wrestle well into his 60s and recently made an appearance at Wrestlemania 35. 

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

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

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