He remained in the hospital for almost a month.
"It'd be like putting between 3,700 and 4,000 calories worth of booze, soda, a splash of cranberry in my body every day, like 20 drinks a day".
Flair, 68, was brought to the hospital for "severe abdominal pain" and had surgery to clear out an intestinal blockage after he was placed in a medically induced coma.
Ric Flair is one of the most decorated professional wrestlers of all time and is beloved by fans all over the world - but he gave the WWE Universe a big scare earlier this year.
In a sit-down interview with People this week, Flair announced he will dedicate the remainder of his life to getting healthy.
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While Flair emphasized that he never drank before he had to wrestle, he did concede that drinking became "just a way of life" for him.
"I never want to go through this again", the wrestler told Mr. Le Batard.
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair is talking about the health scare that nearly ended his life and revealed that his daughter Charlotte was told he wouldn't survive.
"I'll never drink again", says Flair. When he suffered a particularly rough injury or felt pain from long days in the ring, Flair turned to his favorite bar instead of medicine. 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. "Wendy never told me".
"The day he told me he had a stomach ache and he was feeling really bad and had to go was the day that saved his life because he was slowly dying", Barlow said. "I'd just take a shower, flip my hair back and go to the best bar in town".