Wrestling superstar Charlotte Flair will step away from WWE to have corrective surgery to fix her breast implants, she has told her fans.
The daughter of wrestling icon Ric Flair was dropped by script writers in June and has since explained the cosmetic problem to be the reason.
Two years ago, she took time out from the sport with a similar issue, as one of the implants leaked and caused the 34-year-old to suffer silicone poisoning.
In a Twitter thread, this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble winner wrote: "I'm going to save the history of my boobs for a different bedtime story, so: Picture it. Charlotte, North Carolina, 2018. A young queen, shortly after a career defining WrestleMania victory, finds herself sicker than sick at her brother's house.
"A trip to the doctor tells us the likely culprit is silicone poisoning, and that my implant had been leaking for quite some time.
"It was one of the worse cases the doctor had seen. At that time, I had a few options to fix the issue. Each option had a specific recovery time," explained the Charlotte-born former Diva.
"I love this job more than anything, so I picked the option that allowed me to return the soonest. That was the choice I made.
"Fast forward to a few months ago. Something felt off, so I went back to the doctor. Same issue again.
"This time, I'm going with an option that I believe will solve the issue long time, even though the recovery period is a little longer than I would like.
"To clarify: I do not have silicone poisoning this time. The surgery is cosmetic to fix an issue from a prior surgery. I'll be back when I'm ready.
"The body will be rested, and the mind still focused on legacy. Focused on this job. Focused on being better. Always being better."
Charlotte's return to TV is still unknown, but it's clear she will not rush herself back and will ensure that her body is fully healed before she comes back.
The Women's roster is certainly weakened without her, but her health must come first.
No doubt when she will be back, she will receive an almighty pop (if fans are back in the arena by now), and she'll also be back where she belongs, in the title picture and putting on spectacular matches.
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