Earlier today Ric Flair was photographed leaving the hospital with a smile on his face, following a surgery that had originally been scheduled to take place last week. The surgery was a success and the 70-year old WWE Hall Famer is expected to make a full recovery.
Upon his release from the hospital on Wednesday morning, the Nature Boy took to twitter to share an update with his fans. The tweet reads:
“The Naitch Is Home!!! Thank You To All The Incredible Staff And Doctors At Gwinnett Medical Center Once Again! I Am So Thankful For All My Family, Friends, And Fans For All The Love. At This Time In My Life, I Never Take It For Granted. I Will Be Back Up And WOOOOOing In No Time!”
It’s unclear exactly what Flair was hospitalized for, but his son-in-law, Conrad Thompson, recently explained it wasn’t a last-minute surprise and the family had known about it for quite some time.
Although he is in good spirits and close to WOOOOOing again, Flair will be unable to attend the anticipated “Roast Ric Flair” which had been scheduled to headline the Starrcast II event on Friday.
In an interview with CBS Sports last month, Thompson revealed that “The Roast Ric Flair” would be very similar to the Comedy Central Roasts, with a dais featuring “a who’s who stand-up comedians” such as Dan Soder, Taylor Williamson, Mike Lawrence and Dan St. Germain.
Hopefully they’ll be able to reschedule once The Nature Boy is fully recovered.