WWE legend Ric Flair remains in the hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed medical issue.
But what is being disclosed since the operation continues to be disheartening.
Yesterday we reported that his fiancée, Wendy Barlow, was asking for prayers as Flair was in critical condition with “multiple organ failure.”
And today comes another report from “Sports Illustrated” claiming Flair’s admitted problem with booze is what helped lead the 68-year-old to where he is now.
A source close to the Flair family told the publication that the Nature Boy had part of his bowel removed after being diagnosed with an intestinal blockage. Reports of Flair having heart issues are said to be inaccurate.
According to “SI”, Flair’s drinking problem has “exacerbated his issues.” Not surprising as earlier this month, Flair admitted that drinking alcohol has been his “one vice.”
“I had one vice,” Flair said at the time. “I’m not going to point my finger at anybody else. My vice was drinking. I didn’t have any pain issues, addiction problems, marijuana, cocaine, nothing like that. It’s a fact that I kept myself up all night and always had a good time.”
But here’s the good news—the story goes on that Flair is expected to recover, though he could spend an extended period in the hospital after the surgery led to further complications.
I don’t know about you, but after all of this heavy talk, I could sure use a drink.