Ric Flair sent to hospital after 'very serious' medical emergency

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Ric Flair has been rushed to hospital after suffering a 'very serious' medical emergency.

TMZ has reported that the 16-time world champion was sent to hospital in the Atlanta area on Thursday morning.

While the specifics for his hospitalization are currently unclear, TMZ is reporting that the situation is being considered 'very serious'.

It was only back in 2017 that the 70-year-old had a previous health scare that was life-threatening. 

Then, he was in critical condition and was placed in a medically induced coma for 11 days after his intestine ruptured.

Flair's team is yet to comment on his current situation.

Flair is one of the most prestigious superstars in WWE as he's a 16-time world champion, which is the most world title reigns in WWE history alongside John Cena.

He is also one of only a handful of two-time WWE Hall of Famers after being inducted into the Hall on his own in 2008, as well as with the Four Horsemen in 2012.

The Nature Boy has made several WWE appearances over the past couple of months, as he was involved in the Triple H vs Batista storyline before and at WrestleMania 35.

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WWE celebrated Flair's 70th birthday on the February 25 episode of Monday Night Raw. On that night, he was attacked by Batista before he could make his way to the ring from his locker room.

The 16-time world champion was able to get his revenge on The Animal at WrestleMania, as he helped The Game by handing him a sledgehammer and by distracting Batista so that he could pick up the pinfall win.

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Flair's daughter, WWE superstar Charlotte Flair, is currently scheduled to compete for the SmackDown Women's Championship at Money in the Bank this weekend vs Becky Lynch.

As of writing, it is currently unclear if this match is still going ahead given The Nature Boy's hospitalization. 

UPDATE: According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, during a media call to promote Starrcast this afternoon, Flair's son-in-law Conrad Thompson said that the 70-year-old underwent a scheduled surgery today.

While he appreciates the concern, it's not nearly as serious as TMZ has made the situation out to be.

He stated as well that this was a procedure that Flair needed and he made the decision to have it before visiting Las Vegas as opposed to waiting until after the gathering.

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