Ric Flair On His Recent Health Scare, Social Drinking Habits, Hospital Stay And More

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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently called into the Dan LeBatard Show to talk about his current health and recovery, check out the highlights below, via ESPN’s Tim Fiorvanti.

Ric Flair talks about when he started to feel sick, and how bad his condition was in the hospital:

“I got sick. I had eaten some raw oysters and I told Wendy I didn’t feel right,” said Flair. “She took me over to the hospital on the eleventh of August, and by the 14th I was on life support.”

“They told my kids that everything had shut down — kidney failure, congestive heart failure, everything shut down. The joke was, with the doctors, that the only thing that was alive and kicking, sitting at the bar waiting for me, was my liver.

What I remember was that I couldn’t talk, but I could hear people talking about me. Which is even scarier.”

Flair says he was drinking socially to keep up appearances as the ‘Ric Flair’ character, but didn’t drink alone at home:

“You’ve seen movies where the guy’s got the little pint of liquor hidden someplace in his closet or drawer, or he’s carrying around a flask, where he just has to have the bottle there. I never, in my life, have drank at home, alone. The social part, that was me.”

Flair thanked those who helped him when he was in need:

“I’m happy for the people who put up with my bulls— over there, because I was hard to get along with, man. You’re sitting there, pushing a button to get someone to help you, you can’t go to the bathroom and you need someone to walk with you. I’m lucky that I had a congenial crew to work with that liked me as well.”

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