Ric Flair, one of the most iconic wrestlers in history, appears to be dealing with some serious health problems. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning due to a medical emergency.
According to TMZ Sports, Flair was in Atlanta when “something went wrong,” causing him to be rushed to the hospital. Per the report, his situation is “very serious.”
The 70-year-old former WWE superstar has dealt with a variety of health problems over the years. In 2017 SI reported that he had to get a piece of his bowel removed, which led to kidney failure and necessitated dialysis.
Flair revealed over a decade ago that he suffers from a heart condition called alcohol cardiomyopathy as a result of his long-term alcohol abuse.
Ric Flair Hospitalized After Medical Emergency https://t.co/ria3bbHC2i
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 16, 2019
The Nature Boy wrestled for 40 years across the world, winning a 16 world championships from various wrestling promotions.
In 2008, he wrestled his final match against longtime friend Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 24. The night before, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
He was the subject of the ESPN 30 for 30 film Nature Boy, documenting his incredible career as a wrestler.
Get well soon Ric!