UPDATE: Ric Flair Hospitalized for Heart Related Issues

Hall of Fame wrestler, Ric Flair, was hospitalized this weekend with a heart related issue and admitted into the intensive care unit. Flair has a history of heart problems which could be the reason for the added precaution. His publicist issued a statement via Twitter last night stating that he was in the hospital for routine monitoring and that there was no need to panic.

“Yes, Ric checked into a hospital for routine monitoring, no reason to panic. Many thanks to his fiance, and hospital staff for providing care. No excuses—Ric would want you to go out tonight and enjoy yourself, Nature Boy style!”

There has been no report as to where Flair is being cared for and no one else from the family has released any other statements at this time. His daughter, Charlotte Flair, is currently on a promotional tour for the WWE in China where the WWE Network has just been launched. This tour comes a week before the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event in Brooklyn, NY next Sunday.

Flair has been very open to his days as an alcoholic and has previously talked about developing a condition called alcoholic cardiomyopathy because of it. Any indication of a heart issue would make a hospital visit routine because of this condition. We are wishing Ric Flair a speedy recovery!

UPDATE: Ric Flair had been placed in a medically induced coma in preparation for surgery. Legacy Talent and Entertainment LLC posted another statement to their Facebook page:

Ric Flair had surgery and is currently resting, hoping a very speedy recovery for the Nature Boy and hope to see him ringside soon!

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