WWE legend Ric Flair shares details of health scare

Ric Flair on the mend from health scare vows to 'never drink again'

Ric Flair Talks Health Scare – Charlotte Was Told He Wouldn't Survive, Flair Says He'll Never Drink Again

Flair spoke with People TV at the rehabilitation center where he's now recovering from surgery and said his fiancée initially took him to the hospital because he was having a bad stomachache.

"Ten days on life support, it'll wake you up, man", Flair said during the interview.

Flair said he would never drink before wrestling, but that he would consume about 4,000 calories of booze a day.

The 68-year-old icon was taken to the hospital on August 11 with stomach pains and faced the early stages of kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Flair was adamant, though, in saying that he never once drank on the job. Flair had part of his bowel removed and doctors told his family that he had less than a 50 percent chance of surviving.

Ric Flair recently revealed on People TV major details on his health scare.

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"When I started in the business in 1972, we drove 3,000 miles a week, we drank beer on the road ... threw cans out the windows and all the stuff - no cops, it was just a way of life", the wrestler said. "Like 20 drinks a day".

Wearing a t-shirt with the words "I ain't dead yet mother f*****s" he said: "Hey to all my fans out there, let it be known worldwide that Nature Boy is back up and running, looking as old as I can look".

"I've never taken a pain pill in my life", Flair told PEOPLE. "I'd just take a shower, flip my hair back and go to the best bar in town". Even further the 16-time World Champion is making the choice to never drink again.

We can't recommend enough the following video showing Flair talking more in depth with People about his issues with alcohol over the years, including the perspective of others close to him.

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