Ric Flair talks about recovery admits alcoholism caused health issues

first_img September 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm Twitter Nothing against his recovery, but I used to live in Charlotte, NC and his name was in the paper every other month for D & D arrests. Along with his late son Reid, who was down that path and it cost him his life. Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Triple H Videos Articles Facebook Best thing he can do now after what he’s been through is to keep on the mend and follow through on his vow not to drink again. Hulk Hogan Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund The Northwesterner Comments are closed. WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return) Videos Articles NupeNDallas Suicide Is Skyrocketing In America, And Nurses Are Faring Even Worse Videos Articles Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Stone Cold Steve Austin People TV recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair at a rehab facility in Georgia where he continues to recover from multiple organ failures.The interview notes that doctors were unsure at one point if Flair would ever recover after he was put into a medically induced coma. Flair abusing alcohol during his lengthy wrestling career was among the main topics of discussion with the profile, with Flair noting it was only natural to begin drinking after driving 3,000 miles a week on the road.“I didn’t think I was an alcoholic, but I obviously was. I never drank when I was working. But as soon as work was over, right to the mill.”Wendy Barlow, Ric Flair’s fiancé, was interviewed as well when Flair’s personal life was explored including being married four different times and having four children. Barlow talked about the day Flair began complaining about a bad stomach ache and why that ended up being the day that saved his life by going to the hospital.Barlow, who said she became very concerned about Flair’s “excessive drinking”, expressed this concern to Flair and that he never wanted to talk about it. It was revealed Flair underwent treatment for drinking and that while he didn’t stop, he was “in a better place.” Flair said Wendy tried repeatedly to confront him and he would only get angry about it saying he was an adult and she couldn’t tell him what to do.Flair noted that the drinking started to get out of control, with Barlow saying Flair became more aggressive in public when he would drink. Barlow also revealed around this same time Flair started complaining about feeling dizzy all the time and that the doctors pinpointed this as the first early signs of Flair having issues with his heart. When Flair went to the hospital, he was admitted to the ICU and he began experiencing organ failure including severe issues with his bowel. This forced the decision to put him in a medically induced coma.Barlow said when Flair had to be taken in for surgery, doctors told her he only had about a 20% chance of survival and that they also informed his daughter (WWE star Charlotte Flair) that it was wise she come see him because they didn’t think he was going to make it. An emotional Flair said he was never told it was that serious at the time. He is now undergoing physical therapy and was described as having a “long road ahead.” Flair is still unable to walk by himself and requires either a walker or wheelchair to get around right now. Barlow talked about the support she got from the wrestling community and how both Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan stayed in constant contact with her and Flair during the hard time.Flair vowed during the interview that he will never drink again.Source: People TVRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Now Playing Up Next RAW Preview: Hall of Famers and Legends return for RAW Reunion, Live Post-Show tonight September 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm 5 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next September 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm Ric, I love you, but…no shit you were an alcoholic. Google+last_img

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