On Saturday, we shared with you the news that wrestling legend ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair had been checked into an ICU by his family for what was being described as “routine monitoring.” While that news was scary, the overall sentiment from his representatives is that it was nothing to panic about. As it turns out, the situation may be more serious than we’d thought.
As of Monday afternoon, Flair is reportedly still hospitalized, with conflicting reports of the severity of his “tough medical issues.” In a message board post, Dave Meltzer explained that Charlotte Flair was kept updated during her appearances in China and that things must have taken a turn for the “worst.”
“Charlotte was well aware of everything while in China, that much I know. She was one of the few.
“Must have been a turn for the worst. I was pretty concerned when I heard nothing all day, was just too long since I heard from anyone.”
That was posted in response to a fan saying, “Looks like they wanted to wait for Charlotte to get back before posting the real status on him.”
If that’s not enough, Jimmy Van of Fightful tweeted that according to sources close to the situation, the Nature Boy has been placed in a “medically induced coma.”
TMZ later confirmed that Flair is in a medically induced coma and is preparing for surgery, although it’s unclear at this time what the surgical procedure is, or the severity of Flair’s condition.
Some of Flair’s closest friends, like Michael P.S. Hayes, seemingly confirmed that the situation isn’t getting any easier, and that Flair needs our prayers and support now more than ever.
We’ll continue to keep you updated with the latest news of what we’re staying confident will be Flair’s total and complete recovery. Because as we said before, diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair.