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WWE News: Ric Flair reveals his daily alcohol intake before he fell sick

Riju Dasgupta
3.37K   //    23 Sep 2017, 13:54 IST

The Nature Boy really lived up to his reputation
The Nature Boy lived up to his reputation

What's the story?

The first thing that most fans think of, when they think of Ric Flair, are the incredible matches that he has been part of. The second thing invariably concerns his wild lifestyle and his partying ways.

In an interview conducted by Dan Le Batard of ESPN, Ric Flair revealed that before he fell sick, he would consume as many as twenty drinks, on any given day. Ten days on life support, however, woke him up.

In case you didn't know...

Fans were recently devastated to discover that their beloved 16-time world champion had been hospitalized, because of complications related to his bowel. As a result of the same, he was put into a medically induced coma and even lost a part of his bowel, soon after.

This was the direct result of his drinking and partying lifestyle, and we are glad to report that Flair is doing much better now.

The heart of the matter

When asked about what happened with him, Flair revealed that he was drinking far too much. In fact, he broke it down, statistically, as well:

I guess it would be like, if you’re ready for this, because I’ve done all the math and figured it out, between 3,700 and 4,000 calories worth of booze, soda, a splash of cranberry in my body every day. Like 20 drinks a day

Flair also spoke about how drinking used to be a way of life when he first started wrestling in 1972 and travelling the road with the boys. In due course of time, it soon became his lifestyle.

What's next?

Ric Flair is slowly bouncing back to full health, much to the delight of his fans. We're certain he will be curtailing his partying lifestyle, very soon indeed.


Author's take

Are you honestly surprised that Ric Flair was drinking this much, knowing him and the wild stories associated with the man? We're just glad to know that he's fine, once again. Let's hope The Nature Boy is alive and kicking for many years hence, partying without the said spirits!

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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