Charlotte Flair posts incredible photo and update on Ric Flair

There have been few details about the nature of what exactly ails Ric "Nature Boy" Flair, but his manager tweeted Saturday that the former pro wrestler is "awake, communicating and progressing". "I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he is getting the best care possible (sic)" Wendy's statement came shortly after Melinda Morris Zanoni, of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, which represents Ric, confirmed his surgery was a "success".

There haven't been many things to happen in recent memory that rocked WWE like Ric Flair's recent health scare. "Don't believe everything you read".

In what's a very good sign, it's clear that The Nature Boy hasn't lost any of his beloved sense of humour and his nurse can testify to that.

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Melinda also thanked fans for the outpouring of prayers, support and well wishes during this hard period. "Grateful for all the love and respect sent his way". She did not specify what the surgery was for, only tweeted that it wasn't related to Flair's heart. She also said reports he had colon surgery - which appear to have originated on social media from longtime wrestling announcer Gene Okerlund - were incorrect.

Sports Illustrated reported on Thursday that Flair had an intestinal blockage which resulted in a part of his bowel being removed. The 68-year-old wrestling legend has been in a critical condition at an Atlanta hospital since battling "multiple organ problems" last week, but his close pal and fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan has now said the star is on the mend. My vice was drinking.

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