Sad News As WWE Star Goes Under The Knife For ’Serious Medical Condition;’ Fans Heartbroken, Family Asking For Prayers

May 20, 2019

It was only last week that we learned about legendary WWE star Ricin’s Flair and his most recent health issues. Fans were shocked and worried that the wrestling icon had been rushed to the hospital with a reported “Serious medical condition.”

Over the next few days, we received conflicting reports about his true condition, when finally his wife of six months gave a formal update on Friday.

“Due to ongoing health complications, Ric was taken to the hospital and is expected to undergo a procedure tomorrow morning, after which he expects to fully recover,” Barlow said in a statement sent to PEOPLE.

Barlow, whom Flair married last fall, did not reveal the nature of the procedure her husband would undergo.

The next bit of news told us that Ric’s surgery would have to be postponed until Monday, May 20th due to some issues he was facing that needed to be resolved first.

And today, we got the word from Mrs. Flair. And it’s good news, indeed.

“Doctors said the procedure was a success," Wendy tells TMZ Sports ... noting that she wants to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time."

But there is some bad news…

Ric was scheduled to fly to Las Vegas on Friday, May 24th to be the guest of honor at a celebrity roast. Now, doctors are saying that he will not be well enough to make the trip.

"Flair was supposed to be the guest of honor at 'The Roast of Ric Flair' at Caesars Palace ... where some huge wrestling stars and comedians were planning on blasting the guy with some friendly fire on the night before AEW's first pay-per-view event.

“But, a spokesperson for Flair tells us ... unfortunately, Ric won't be healthy enough by Friday evening to make the trip from Atlanta to Vegas."

Of course, fans are disappointed that their idol will not be appearing; it is unclear whether or not the event will go on without Flair.

Please continue praying for the WWE superstar, they are clearly working!

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