Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/05/22/ric-flair-released-from-hospital-following-heart-procedure/
Ric Flair has been released from hospital following a heart procedure this past Monday in Atlanta, Georgia.
The following message was released from Flair’s Twitter account:
The Naitch Is Home!!! Thank You To All The Incredible Staff And Doctors At Gwinnett Medical Center Once Again! I Am So Thankful For All My Family, Friends, And Fans For All The Love. At This Time In My Life, I Never Take It For Granted. I Will Be Back Up And WOOOOOing In No Time!
Flair was scheduled for the procedure last week and was telling family members it was routine and expected to be out quickly. In speaking with SI.com, his son-in-law Conrad Thompson stated that everything changed when he went to the hospital last week ahead of the procedure. The doctors discovered complications and surgery was delayed until this past Monday.
The surgery was deemed a success, according to his wife Wendy Barlow, although Flair was instructed not to fly and cannot attend Starrcast II this week in Las Vegas. Flair was set for a panel show Thursday night with Ricky Steamboat and Jim Ross, which has been canceled and to be featured at The Roast of Ric Flair Friday night, which has been postponed to a later date.
Starrcast has announced that a new panel titled “Remembering Owen” will take place Thursday night, hosted by Jim Ross with special guests remembering the late Owen Hart on the anniversary of his passing in 1999. They have also announced a live Watch Along of the 2000 film “Ready to Rumble” with David Arquette, Tony Schaivone, and Shane Helms for Friday evening.