Last summer, Ric Flair suffered a major health scare which put his life at risk, and these health problems mainly occurred due to his addiction to alcohol. Thankfully, he was able to make a full recovery.
Back in August, the WWE Hall of Famer had surgery to remove an obstructive piece of his bowel. This led to various complications, most seriously kidney failure, necessitating dialysis treatment and ongoing hospitalization and placed his life at major risk.
At one point, there was a strong chance that he wouldn't make it, but thankfully, he was discharged from rehabilitation and allowed to return home in September after a month-and-a-half in hospital.
During a recent interview with Fox 5, Flair spoke about a number of different issues including his alcohol addiction and his recent health scare. The Nature Boy explained how he became addicted to alcohol in the first place.
He said: "I don't carry a flask, I don't drink at home, and I'm a social drinker. I mean my whole life, I never drank during the day. But at night, when I'm through working, yeah, I drank. I didn't start 'day drinking' until probably right before my son [Reid Fliehr] died. And then, I really, after he passed away, it was 10 in the morning until 2 a.m. every day."
Flair's addiction to alcohol lead-up to his recent health scare last August. He said: "I knew that something was going on because it really hurt. So, she [Fiance', Wendy Barlow] took me and, sure enough, my intestines had ruptured."
Following the health scare, The Nature Boy believes he's lucky to still be alive, as he said: "You have no idea. You want to know something? I am preoccupied with dying, does that make sense to you? I think about it every day."
Since his health scare, Flair has made an appearance for the WWE, as he made a surprise appearance to congratulate his daughter Charlotte Flair after she won the SmackDown Women's Championship on the November 14 edition of SmackDown Live.
WWE fans will not have to wait much longer to see the Hall of Famer on their screens again, as he is expected to be one of the many legends making an appearance on WWE's special Raw 25 show tonight as part of the company's 25th Anniversary of Raw celebrations inside the Manhattan Center in New York.News Now - Sport News