Monday, 23 October, 2017

Ric Flair Says He Drank 'Like 20 Drinks a Day'

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"It scared the s- out of me", Flair told PEOPLE magazine. "But this is totally different".

The former 16-time world champion also said that his daughter Charlotte Flair was told before his surgery that he wouldn't make it and had no clue that his health was in such trouble.

Flair, who is still recovering at a convalescent center in Atlanta, had part of his bowel removed, and had a pacemaker inserted during his hospital stint.

Flair never drank on the job, but throwing more than a few back after work was his way of getting to know his fellow wrestlers.

Flair said he turned to alcohol as a way to cope with pain from injuries and the grind of life in pro wrestling, noting that he never took a pain pill.

Flair also wrestled for TNA before officially retiring in 2012 and rejoining WWE in a non-wrestling capacity.

Ric Flair

"I just drank too much", he said.

Flair said he was on life support for 10 days.

According to family members, Flair was only given a 20 percent chance of survival when he was first admitted. I never drank while I was working.

"I didn't think I was an alcoholic, but obviously I was", he told PEOPLE. "I'd just take a shower, flip my hair back and go to the best bar in town".

The 68-year-old wrestler - whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr - insists he will "never drink again".

Ric Flair seems to be okay now but there was a very scary point during his most recent health crisis when fans were unsure how okay he could be. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to.

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