Report: Ric Flair recovering after surgery
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Wrestling legend Ric Flair underwent a successful surgery Monday, his wife told FOX 5 Atlanta.
Ric Flair was resting comfortably Monday afternoon after a successful procedure.
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In a statement released by his wife to FOX 5 Atlanta, she said:
“I am so happy to report he is out of surgery and in the recovery room. Doctors said the procedure was a success!”
Flair surgery was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed. His wife also confirmed the 70-year-old was rushed to the hospital Thursday for emergency medical care.
FOX 5 Atlanta learned his hospitalization was due to a heart condition had been battling for years. The pro-wrestler has spoken with FOX 5 Atlanta on several occasion about his health.
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Flair recovered after suffering a previous medical scare in 2017 when a ruptured intestine led to him being placed in a medically induced coma for a week and a half.
Flair celebrated his 70th birthday in February with a star-laden guest list.
TMZ reports Flair had to cancel his appearance at a celebrity road in Las Vegas for this Friday.
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