Ric Flair scared the world when he went into intensive care this weekend, but it appears the two-time WWE Hall of Famer is on the mend.
On Aug. 12, 2017, Flair was brought to an Atlanta hospital, though his representatives were quick to squash any fears, stating it was a routine check-up. That quickly changed, however, Flair's camp tweeted that things weren't looking good for the legend, and Michael PS Hayes backed up that notion.
Fans were undoubtedly worried, which then turned to fear as it was reported Flair was placed into a medically induced coma and would require surgery. Now, it's being reported Flair's surgery was successful and he's recovering. WWE even made mention of this on Raw, but they were quick to mention he's not out of the woods yet.
Ric had surgery today (not❤️related)am happy 2report it was a success.Still a long road ahead so plz keep 🙏🏻4Ric Charlotte Megan David&Wendy— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 14, 2017
By all accounts, this is good news, especially considering fans were kept in the dark about pretty much everything. It's easy to jump to conclusions with such little information, and that caused many to believe Flair was hospitalized because of his self-admitted heart issues. Though nothing is confirmed still, WWE Legend Mean Gene Oakerlund may have unintentionally given more insight into what Flair's surgery was for, writing "I've heard nothing on the outcome of Ric Flairs colon surgery this afternoon but the outpouring of prayers and love re-enforce that he definitely is 'THE MAN'," on Facebook.
Ric Flair is nothing short of wrestling royalty. He's one of, if not the most decorated men to ever lace up a pair of boots, and because of that, he's one of the most recognizable wrestlers in the world.
Most recently, he was seen in the opening hype package for the PGA tour, but in terms of wrestling, Flair hasn't been seen in the ring since his program with his daughter Charlotte ended.
Hopefully, things continue to trend upward for the Nature Boy and he makes a speedy recovery. The entire wrestling world, talent, and fans included, all sent their positive thoughts to the legend when they heard the news, and now, the entire wrestling world can breathe a slight sigh of relief.