Wresting legend Ric Flair has been discharged from hospital after suffering a health scare last week.
The 70-year-old appeared to be in good spirits as he was pushed out on a wheelchair in Atlanta.
While details of his scare haven’t been revealed to the public, the WWE icon’s son-in-law Conrad Thompson calmed fan fears by revealing the issue wasn’t as serious as first thought.
TMZ Sports claimed Ric had been rushed to A&E last Thursday after ‘something went wrong’, but Conrad revealed the hospital visit was pre-planned.
‘This was not a last minute surprise for the family,’ Conrad explained. ‘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. [Ric] decided to have it done now because he thought he’d be feeling good and wanted to get this behind him beforehand.’
The Nature Boy’s previously had a big scare in 2017 when he suffered a ruptured intestine, had to be put into a medically induced coma for 11 days and had part of his bowel removed.
Things looked really bad for the former pro wrestler, real name Richard Fliehr, but he pulled round and has seemingly been in good health of late.
The 16-time world champion has been back on WWE programming, even making a recent appearance at Wrestlemania in the match between Triple H and Batista.
Ric has admitted previously to suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy after years of heavy drinking, although it is not known if this is linked to his current issue.
But news of his release is a happy one for fans both old and new.
In the past year, the wrestler saw his popularity skyrocket thanks to Migos’ Offset and Metro Boomin’s hit track, Ric Flair Drip.
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