This comes via Cageside Seats, ” news broke WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was hospitalized. One report said the 67 year old Nature Boy was in the intensive care unit with a heart issue, but his management team issued a statement saying it was just “routine monitoring”. Early this morning (Aug. 14), Melinda Morris Zanoni the CEO of the talent agency which represents Flair and the source of Saturday’s update, posted these messages, which indicates the situation is, at this point, more serious than a standard check-up”
Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair?If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues🙏🏻
— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 14, 2017
UPDATE: Now, Fightful.com is reporting that sources close to the situation have told them that the Nature Boy has been placed in a “medically induced coma.”
@FightfulOnline I’m told from sources close to the situation, as of this morning Ric Flair was in a medically induced coma.
— Jimmy Van (@jimmyvan74) August 14, 2017
In a message board post, prominent wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer believes Flair may have taken “a turn for the worst” when he was asked if Charlotte Flair knew what was going on with her father.
“Charlotte was well aware of everything while in China, that much I know. She was one of the few.
“Must have been a turn for the worst. I was pretty concerned when I heard nothing all day, was just too long since I heard from anyone.”
TMZ is reporting that Flair is in a medically induced coma and is prepping for surgery
The 68-year-old wrestling icon was admitted to the hospital early Saturday morning and the situation has gotten more serious.
We’re told Flair is set to undergo a procedure momentarily, though we’re not being told what the procedure is … though Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that it’s a heart related issue.