Report: Ric Flair Surgery Postponed to Monday

Ric Flair had surgery planned on Thursday which is now postponed to Monday due to some health complications.

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TMZ Sports broke the news on Thursday that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was rushed to the hospital at Atlanta due to a very serious health situation. However, later that day, wrestling podcaster and Flair’s son-in-law Conrad Thompson, on a media call for the Starrcast event, notified that Flair was having a planned surgery and it is not a grave situation.

“This was not a last minute surprise for the family. He was going to be having a procedure done today. I don’t think it’s nearly as grave or serious as TMZ would have us believe because Ric’s in good spirits about it and knew is was happening. He could choose to have it now or after Vegas. He decided to have it done now because he thought he’d be feeling good and wanted to get this behind him beforehand.”

Flair’s wife Wendy Barlow also released a statement regarding the situation on Thursday.

“Due to ongoing health complications, Ric was taken to the hospital and is expected to undergo a procedure tomorrow morning, after which he expects to fully recover.”

As per the latest report from Will Nunley of Fox 5 in Atlanta, the surgery was postponed to Monday, 20th May, as doctors were working to address complications before the operation. It’s not clear if Flair will remain under the care of doctors until then. Also, there is no update on whether Flair will be able to make it to “The Roast of Ric Flair” show in Las Vegas during Starrcast II weekend which is scheduled for next Friday.

The Nature Boy also underwent surgery back in March but the details regarding the procedure were never revealed. Since then, Flair had appeared at WrestleMania where he helped Triple H win the No Holds Barred match against Batista.