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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Ric Flair's ailment reportedly wasn't heart-related

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Ric Flair is a 16-time world champion in professional wrestling.

What's the story? is reporting on a recent episode of Wrestling News Observer where Dave Meltzer talked about the ailment that prompted doctors to place Ric Flair in a medically induced coma to prepare for surgery. The original reports sated that Flair visited the hospital for heart-related issues, but Meltzer states that it was actually colon-related.

In case you didn't know...

Ric's daughter and current WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair posted on Instagram this morning and thanked everyone for all of the messages, calls, prayers, and support.

The heart of the matter...

As reported yesterday, Flair is currently resting but is still in serious condition. Meltzer added that Flair is "not out of the water yet" post-surgery.

Mean Gene Okerlund was one of the first to report that it wasn't a heart-related ailment. He explained in his Facebook post below:

Meltzer stated that while this situation was severe, it was a better situation than what was previously reported regarding a heart condition.

Considering that Charlotte doesn't have a program for Summerslam, Meltzer said that he doesn't expect the Queen to appear on the next episode of SmackDown Live.

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for further updates regarding Ric Flair's condition. At this point, the doctors have to wait and see how Flair's body reacts to the surgery.

Author's take

Ric Flair is one of my favourite wrestlers of all-time. I grew up watching The Four Horsemen in NWA and WCW on Saturday nights. They were the first heels I enjoyed watching.

I hope for the Flair family that everything will turn around for Ric, and he can have a speedy recovery. It was great seeing all of the well-wishes from the pro wrestling world. Everyone loves the Nature Boy and wishes him nothing but the best.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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