WWE News: Ric Flair reveals the real reason he was rushed to hospital
What's the story?
Earlier this year WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was put into a medically induced coma after a routine visit to the hospital pulled up a much more severe medical problem. Whilst the details of his hospital stay have been made public knowledge over the past few months, it seems that only recently Flair made the decision to reveal the real reason behind the illness.
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Flair has been part of the wrestling business now for more than five decades and it seems that during that time Flair has struggled to hold down his life as a family man and a wrestler.
Earlier in his career, he became well-known as a person who loved to drink and party and when he was younger his alcohol consumption was manageable, but it seems to have become much harder for his body to handle as he's gotten older.
Alcohol has always been a consistent presence in Flair's life and it seems that once again it was his consumption of alcohol that led to this hospital stay.
The heart of the matter
On a recent episode of School of Morton Podcast, Flair admitted that before the incident he was drinking with one of his friends when he felt a sharp pain in his stomach. It was only when he went to the hospital that he realised that his intestines had burst open.
Flair stated that this was one of his binge episodes and he doesn't remember a lot after being told the diagnosis. Although it has worked as something of a wake-up call for the former World Champion since he revealed that he hasn't drunk a drop of alcohol since his stay in the hospital, which was back in August.
There is no update on Flair admitting himself into a rehabilitation centre, which means that this recent incident has perhaps finally taught him the problems that over-consumption of alcohol can bring to a person who has been drinking for a number of years.
Ric Flair is scheduled to appear as part of Monday Night Raw's 25th Anniversary in just over three weeks time. It seems that a number of legends and many members of the SmackDown roster will also be in attendance to celebrate the huge landmark that Raw has been able to achieve.
Flair has had this reputation for a long time, it is well known that he liked his alcohol and he liked to party much earlier in his career. It was hoped that this had changed over time. It seems that it hasn't and it managed to catch up to Ric, hopefully, this is the wake-up call he needed and he should now be able to get his life back on track.