“The Nature Boy” Rick Flair is a WWE legend and hall-of-famer. But at the moment, all of that takes a backseat to what he is dealing with at the moment. Flair is on the mend after going through a health crisis, a crisis that left him with a 20% chance to live.
Flair spent 10 days in a coma suffering from various complications, health complications that Flair completely admits are related to his prolific alcoholism, and the lifestyle he lived as a WWE entertainer.
He credits much of his recovery to his fiance, Wendy Barlow.
“My health is much better than it was,” Flair told ESPN. “When I got out of the hospital, I was 206 pounds. I’m back to 220. I’m allowed to drive a car, even though Wendy won’t ride with me. So, I’m making a lot of strides, considering I couldn’t walk when I got out of the hospital.”
Flair ended up in the hospital on August 11, 2017, complaining of stomach pain. That stomach pain turned into his body shutting itself down.
“If he would have slept through the night with the stomachache and how bad it was, he would have died that night,” Barlow said. “They said he had a 20 percent chance to live when I took him in there.”