Just months after Ric Flair racked up a $1.8 million hospital bill after rupturing an intestine and being put into a medically-induced coma, a reasonable person may deduce that the most active the 70-year-old gets nowadays is belting out a court-mandated “WOO!” when he wakes up in the morning.
But we know better. That is simply not the Nature Boy’s nature.
The 16-time World Champion took a holiday vacation to Vail, Colorado and produced a late entry for one of the more watchable 15 seconds of 2019.
I’m actually surprised Flair can’t skate considering he’s so accustomed to playing tonsil hockey.
Jokes aside, the mere fact that Flair is attacking life again is a miracle. Let’s not forget how dire things looked for him not long ago.
“I had kidney failure, respiratory heart failure, I was septic, and I had pneumonia all at one time, so I guess I was in so much pain they had to induce a coma because [wife Wendy Barlow] said I was just screaming. They couldn’t give me enough medicine. And then, it took 12 hours to get me ready for surgery. And then, 12 days in a coma and 31 days I had to sit in intensive care. And then, I had to go to a rehab facility to learn how to walk and just starting from scratch again.”
Please, if you’ve got a couple minutes, watch the full two-minute clip of his ice skating adventure.
The Nature Boy even tried his hand at skiing.
Fast forward to the 3:45 mark for the grand finale.
Long live the king.