The WWE Universe was very concerned this past summer when two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair was fighting for his life in the hospital after a health scare.
Flair suffered from an intestinal blockage that required emergency surgery to remove part of his bowel. He was hospitalized for over a month as a result and even had an external pacemaker inserted to help his heart beat normally
It was later revealed that his years of heavy drinking was what led to the scare. While hospitalized things weren't looking good for Flair at all, as he was given only a 20 percent chance of survival at one point.
Despite the odds, Flair was able to kick out and work his way back to health and has since sworn off alcohol forever. Flair recently did an interview on Busted Open Radio to discuss his health scare, and revealed some extreme physical challenges he faced after being released from the hospital (quotes via SEScoops):
“When I got out I only weighed 206 pounds, I lost 43 pounds. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t even twist the top off a Gatorade bottle.
"I could stand on my legs, but I couldn’t walk, so I had to go to a rehab place for 20 days of physical rehab where they make you walk with a walker and then a cane and then you learn to walk by yourself,” he said.
“That took a while, and then I couldn’t drive a car.
“I ate anything in the world, but couldn’t gain any weight because all the food I was consuming was going towards repairing internal tissue that was ruined because when I went into the hospital my kidneys failed, I had respiratory heart failure and I had pneumonia all at the same time.
"Brother, I don’t drink anymore… The doctor told me if I ever had a drink again, I wouldn’t make it through another operation like that.”
What are your thoughts on Flair's physical difficulties after his health scare this past summer? Do you think that "The Nature Boy" will be able to return to his full former self in the coming months? And does this strip away any possibility of the two-time Hall Of Famer ever stepping into the WWE ring again as a competitor? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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