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UPDATEDx7: Ric Flair’s Surgery Successful – Not Heart Related

August 14, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

UPDATE 7: Ric Flair’s manager has revealed that the WWE Hall of Famer’s surgery was successful, and was not related to his heart. Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment posted the following to twitter:

Meanwhile, “Mean” Gene Okerlund said in a post on Facebook that Flair had colon surgery.

On behalf of 411, our best wishes to Flair for a quick recovery.

UPDATEx6: TMZ reports that WWE has confirmed to them that Ric Flair is out of surgery, his family is by his side, and they are waiting to meet with the doctors.

UPDATEx5: F4WOnline reports that Ric Flair has undergone surgery, but that his situation remains “extremely serious.” They add that Flair was scheduled to have surgery this week, but it is not known right now if the surgery he had today was the same surgery he was scheduled for earlier this week or a new surgery. Currently, there appears to be an issue with Flair’s heart, as well as another issue.

UPDATEx4: PWInsider has also confirmed that Ric Flair is in a medically induced coma in advance of a surgery. They are also reporting that Flair’s daughter, Charlotte, flew to Atlanta this morning to be with her father.

UPDATEx3: TMZ has confirmed with WWE the earlier Fightful.com report that Ric Flair has been placed in a medically induced coma. WWE has told TMZ that Flair is now preparing for surgery momentarily, though they have not gotten any further details yet.

UPDATEx2: Jimmy Van, the founder and owner of Fightful.com, posted the following scary update on Ric Flair, stating that Flair has been put in a medically induced coma. Fightful.com has been a very reliable news source in the past…

UPDATE: PWinsider states that there is a lot of concern in the wrestling industry over Ric Flair’s condition, and that different stories about Flair’s health are being passed around, but nothing that has been confirmed. Flair suffers from Alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a condition caused by excessive, prolonged alcohol abuse that can lead to heart failure. When one suffers from the condition, the toxic effects of alcohol on the heart’s muscle can lead to a situation where the organ is unable to pump blood efficiently.

ORIGINAL: It was reported on Saturday that Ric Flair was hospitalized due to “heart-related issues.” Flair’s rep commented on the story and says Flair’s hospitalization is due to “routine monitoring.” Flair was taken to the ICU after his family admitted him. Now Flair’s manager, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, posted the following on social media. Rory Karpf, director for ESPN’s upcoming 30 for 30 documentary on Flair, also asked for prayers…

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