WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was reportedly taken to a hospital in the Atlanta area Thursday morning.
TMZ reports Flair was treated in an emergency room for what's being called a "very serious" situation. TMZ reached out to Flair's representatives for a comment, but so far has not heard back. However, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com has spoken to Flair's son-in-law Conrad Thompson, who says Flair went in for a simple medical procedure before flying to Las Vegas for Starrcast and The Roast of Ric Flair.
He stated that Flair and the family knew the procedure was coming and he could have had it before or after Vegas, and wanted to feel good for Starrcast— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 16, 2019
"The Nature Boy" recently celebrated his 70th birthday in February with a star-studded party, including Charles Barkley, Evander Holyfield, Todd Gurley, Dennis Rodman and WWE's Triple H.
Flair was put in a medically induced coma for 11 days back in 2017 after an intestine erupted. However, he was able to pull through and went on to marry his longtime girlfriend, Wendy Barlow, a year later.
The 16-time world champion rose to prominence in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) before it became World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and is one of the founding members of the historic Four Horsemen wrestling stable alongside his best friend Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard. Flair later had a stint with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE) before returning to WCW. The tail end of Flair's career saw the legend join Total Nonstop Action (TNA) before retiring with the WWE in 2008 after losing a match to Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XXIV.
Flair was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 by Triple H. His daughter, Charlotte Flair, is a current member of the WWE Women's Division.