2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has accomplished a lot during his career, but he remains a highly controversial figure no matter what. Now it appears he recalled almost dying during his health scare in 2017.

As fans are aware, Ric Flair’s health has not always been the best. He has been in and out of hospital for a long time. Back in 2017, Flair suffered a totally ruptured intestine, total kidney failure, and became septic with his body trying to fight off infection. This would lead to respiratory heart failure and pneumonia.

While speaking on Everyone Talks to Liz Claman podcast, Ric Flair talked about what caused his 2017 health scare. Flair revealed that he almost died during the ordeal.

My intestine ruptured and total kidney failure, respiratory heart failure, pneumonia and the worst part was I was septic. And that septic is the part that really can, it tears your body apart. So I was in so much pain and I don’t remember, Thank God. I don’t remember…I guess God enables you to walk away from some of the things that really do hurt. But I don’t remember any of it. Because they put me in a coma so fast, but I don’t remember. My wife said I just was screaming so loud in the emergency room that they couldn’t give me enough local. They put me, they induced me into a coma. And then I had a 5% chance to live. As a matter of fact, it’s just…it was the six year anniversary last week.”


Ric Flair wrestled his final match at the event titled Ric Flair’s Last Match on July 31, 2022, in Nashville. It’s good to know Flair is doing well now as Hulk Hogan is certainly relieved as well.

What’s your view on what Ric Flair said? Are you glad Ric Flair is alive and well? Sound off in the comments!

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