Ric Flair remains in critical condition and has had “multiple organ problems,” according to a Facebook post from his fiancée, Wendy Barlow.
Flair was admitted to the hospital on Aug. 11 with an undisclosed condition. He underwent surgery Monday and was reportedly recovering. However, Barlow’s update paints a more grim picture for the professional wrestling superstar, via TMZ:
“Just wanted to give and update to my friends and Family as I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events …. I took Ric to the Hospital Friday night with Severe Abdominal pain. From that moment on it all seems like a nightmare…. multiple Organ problems. Not to go into too many details I want everyone to know he still needs Prayers as he is still in Critical Condition. And No he did not have Colon Surgery…. It was another Surgery! I don’t know how the Media comes up with their stories. I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he is getting the best care possible. Thanks for all of the support and Love”
Flair, 68, needs no introduction for some, but just in case: along with Hulk Hogan, Flair is considered the biggest star in the history of professional wrestling. A 16-time world champion, Flair rode his own arrogance and attitude to the top of the pro wrestling food chain, one limo ride at a time.
Nicknamed “The Nature Boy,” Flair made his professional wrestling debut in 1972. Along the way he wrestled everyone from Hogan to Andre The Giant to Dusty Rhodes to “Macho Man” Randy Savage. He wrestled into his 60s, with his final match coming against Sting in 2012.
To date, Flair is the only two-time inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, going in as an individual in 2008 and part of The Four Horsemen (along with Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and manager JJ Dillon) in 2012.