In August Ric Flair was in a medically-induced coma with “tough medical issues.” Although it was a dire situation at the time, Flair was able to fight through the medical emergency and is out of the hospital these days. The “Nature Boy” was on the School of Morton podcast this week where he revealed the details of his scary hospitalization months ago.
“I had been drinking … shocker, yeah,” Flair said on WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton’s podcast. “A friend of mine came in town from Dallas and we had been out all day the day before (the emergency) and again in the morning before I flew back.” The School of Morton podcast provided a transcript of the conversation with Flair:
“I got a really sharp pain in my stomach. I knew the pain. That was very similar to the pain I had the last time. Wendy took me to the hospital and my intestine had broken open and that’s the last thing I remember. I don’t remember anything else. On Monday they put me in an induced coma. I stayed in that and on life support for 11 days. I don’t remember any of it. I just dreamt. I had to learn how to walk again. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t twist the top off a Gatorade bottle or open a diet coke I lost forty-three pounds.”
Flair is not shy about his extreme drinking, even revealing that he drank 20 drinks a day during his WWE days. Flair added his advice for living life, “For me I would say make the most of every day. When you come close to losing that opportunity it makes you realize all the more how lucky you are to have that opportunity. So make the most of every day.” You can check out Flair on the School of Morton podcast which is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton HERE.
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