Ric Flair hospitalized for undisclosed medical issues, undergoes surgery
UPDATE: As reported by Michael Cole during Monday Night Raw, Ric Flair underwent successful surgery on Monday afternoon.
Charlotte Flair thanked the WWE Universe for supporting their father and her family during this difficult time.
“On behalf of my family and I, we want to THANK everyone for the prayers, texts, calls and support,” she wrote. “Our Dad is a FIGHTER and your continued thoughts and prayers MEAN THE WORLD to us.”
Ric Flair was hospitalized over the weekend for what his representative described as “tough medical issues.”
According to media reports, Flair initially arrived at the hospital on Saturday morning for heart-related issues.
Despite an initial claim that the WWE Hall of Famer was undergoing “routine monitoring,” Melinda Morris Zanoni, his agent at Legacy Talent and Entertainment, shared an update Sunday night on Twitter that implied his situation had become more serious.
“Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair?” Morris Zanoni tweeted. “If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues.”
Details regarding where Flair was admitted and regarding what necessitated his hospital stay are unknown at this time.
WWE.com will continue to monitor this story and will provide more updates as they become available.