WWE legend Ric Flair shares details of health scare

Ric Flair

Ric Flair

"As soon as work was over, I went right to the mill", Ric also said he has trouble doing anything in moderation as well but he did have his limitations.

He was also inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame twice, once in 2008 as an individual, and another in 2012 as a member of the legendary Four Horsemen stable.

"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", Flair said.

While the reason and condition for Flair's hospitalization were unknown at the time, "The Nature Boy" explained things recently on the Dan LeBatard Show.

Flair was hospitalized in August, and rumors circulated that he had a heart attack or heart surgery.

Flair says he will never drink again.

"I didn't think I was an alcoholic, but obviously I was", he told PEOPLE.

"What I remember was that I couldn't talk, but I could hear people talking about me". Flair was rushed to the ICU after his organs started shutting down where he had a portion of his bowel removed and a pacemaker inserted during his surgery. "But this is totally different". He's recovering in Atlanta, where he can barely sip a glass of water without the help of a nurse. Within hours, Flair was in the early stages of kidney failure and on the verge of congestive heart failure - the result of years of alcohol abuse. "I just can't drink anymore".

He told People magazine: "I'll never drink again". "I'd just take a shower, flip my hair back and go to the best bar in town".

Consuming so many beverages laced with sugar, calories and alcohol almost cost him his life, Flair says.

He added: "My daughter told me that the doctor told her to go see me - that I wasn't going to make it". We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to.

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