Ric Flair Is Reportedly Having Surgery Today, And Might Miss His Own Roast At Starrcast


Last week Ric Flair entered the hospital amid much confusion from fans and news outlets. After initial reports that Flair was rushed to the hospital due to a very serious medical emergency, both his son-in-law (Conrad Thompson, who also organizes Starrcast) and his wife said that in fact this was a planned procedure, and that he would be fine. In some dark corners of the internet, there were even rumors that the Nature Boy had already passed away, but rapper and Flair buddy Offset had no patience for that nonsense.

Now that it’s Monday, we’re getting what looks like a more nuanced picture. According to PWInsider, Flair’s surgery that had been scheduled for Friday was delayed until today due to unspecified complications. The procedure is believed to be heart-related, but we still don’t know much beyond that.

TMZ, for their part, is now reporting that Flair won’t be able to make it to Las Vegas by Friday for his Celebrity Roast, which is scheduled as part of the Starrcast wrestling podcast event. TMZ is the same outlet that made everybody panic last week with the “rushed to the hospital” stuff, so a grain of salt is never a bad idea. But if PWInsider is correct and Flair did have surgery in Atlanta today, and especially if it was heart surgery, it does seem unlikely he’ll be traveling to Vegas that soon. Whatever the full situation is, obviously our thoughts continue to be with the Nature Boy, who will hopefully be on his feet again soon.