During The NBA Halftime Show of a recent game between The Dallas Mavericks & The Denver Nuggets, Basketball Legend Charles Barkley gave a shoutout to WWE Hall Of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Barkley wished Flair well before his surgical procedure that is set to happen soon, which was then followed by The Flair patented “Whoos!”
According to PWInsider, Flair is indeed undergoing a procedure, however, the exact nature of the situation is unclear at the moment. No connection has been made to Flair’s health scare back in 2017. At the time, Flair was experiencing an intestinal blockage which resulted in a part of his bowel being removed. After undergoing surgery, he was hospitalized for over a month and had an external pacemaker inserted to help his heart beat normally.
“When I got out I only weighed 206 pounds, I lost 43 pounds,” Flair told Busted Open Radio in October 2017. “I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t even twist the top off a Gatorade bottle. I could stand on my legs, but I couldn’t walk, so I had to go to a rehab place for 20 days of physical rehab where they make you walk with a walker, and then a cane, and then you learn to walk by yourself. That took a while, and then I couldn’t drive a car. I ate anything in the world, but couldn’t gain any weight because all the food I was consuming was going towards repairing internal tissue that was ruined because when I went into the hospital my kidneys failed, I had respiratory heart failure and I had pneumonia all at the same time.”
More information will be provided on Flair’s surgery and recovery process once it is made available.
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