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Post by Bandit » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:00 am

Lots of people on Twitter are saying Ric is in a medically induced coma after a serious heart attack. Nothing is confirmed, it's being spread by somebody without a verified account tweeting to Fightful.



So take it for what it's worth, but it does look to be pretty serious by all accounts. He was told by doctors in 2003 to stop drinking because his heart was damaged from alcoholism and 14 years later he never stopped. And I'm sure the grief of his son dying hasn't helped either.

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Re: The Ric Flair Thread (Unconfirmed Reports He's in a Coma)

Post by Big Boss Man » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:25 am

Sending positive thoughts and prayers Rics way. Its been reported by the UK media now too http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-spo ... e-10985006 Hopefully he will be OK but there's talk its heart related and a bacterial infection and he's in a medical induced coma preparing him for surgery. It might be something they can fix easily like he might need stents. Get well soon Naitch

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Bandit » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:12 am

He's out of surgery and back in ICU according to 411mania.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Big Boss Man » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:54 pm

Most recent update as of now is on the daily star website saying Ric is still in intensive care. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-n ... on-Tribute

A few places are saying it's not heart related unless they are kayfabing not to cause too much alarm. Nothing has been confirmed what the health concern is so far.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Bandit » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 am

Mean Gene said it was for his colon. I've never heard of medically induced comas for colon problems. But Gene knows David and Beth so I guess he'd know. Or maybe he's lying to get you to call 1900-909-9900 for the real story at $1.49 a minute.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:29 am

Maybe Carlos Colon had something to do with it. Or Carlito.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Bandit » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:42 am

Dave said he had severe internal pain so they took him to the hospital and gave him emergency colon surgery to remove a big blockage. He's also on kidney dialysis so his kidneys stopped functioning yesterday and that he was near death at one point yesterday morning.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:16 am

[*]Yea they'd put him in a induced coma if his kidneys weren't functioning. A coma for intestinal issues doesn't sound very probable unless he ruptured something and was in real severe pain and they needed to keep him stable for surgery.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:41 am

Dave confirmed that Naitch had Colon surgery and has kidney failure
http://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/ric-f ... ery-241026

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Bandit » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:23 am

Now it's just getting confusing.
According to PWinsider, a source close to the situation states that Ric Flair did not have colon surgery, as Gene Okerlund (and other sources) initially stated. He did have a surgery but the Flair family has not disclosed what that was publicly. Flair is currently dealing with a number of medical issues on his road to recovery.

F4WOnline also reported that Flair underwent colon surgery to remove a blockage that was the catalyst for a number of different health issues that followed including kidney failure. The surgery was considered a success.
Gene is very close to Ric, as they've been friends since Ric was a rookie in AWA as Gene started the same month he did, so I'd still give him the benefit of the doubt. He surely called Beth or David to ask what was happening and isn't just going to give out a rumor about one of his best friends.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:37 am

SI saying Ric had part of his bowel away. Some nice comments from The Funker in this article

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/0 ... ath-update

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Bandit » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:44 pm

Dave gave an update saying Flair had a pace maker put in and has an infection which is a problem because he was too weak to be given antibiotics until recently.

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Re: Ric Flair in Coma After Heart Attack

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:21 am

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2 ... 612232001/

Seems Ric is doing a lot better now which is really good news.

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