Ric Flair

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair joined “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” on ESPN Radio on Thursday to discuss his current health recovery in the last few weeks.

When asked what happened, Flair provided a blunt answer and simply said “I drank too much” when discussing the kind of lifestyle he had in the wrestling industry. He reiterated comments made in an interview with People TV this week that he would never wrestle drunk, but would always end up partying after the work was over.

Flair said he was averaging around “20 drinks a day” at one point and that the culmination of abusing alcohol literally began to shut down his organs. He mentioned having heart and kidney failure. “Everything shut down.” Flair said the big joke among the doctors was that his liver was completely fine despite all of these major health issues.

He talked more about his experience in the hospital saying he doesn’t remember much and is actually happy about that. In a rather surprising reveal, Flair noted that doctors actually had to restrain him in his hospital bed by tying him down. Flair said he tried to get away when the doctors were only trying to help him just five days in.

When asked about the worst part of the whole ordeal was, Flair said it was when he found out doctors informed his daughter (WWE star Charlotte Flair) that she needed to say goodbye because they didn’t think he was going to make it. Flair revealed he has a colostomy bag and will need it for the next six months, something Flair said he wasn’t really prepared for. In some good news, Flair noted he is now back at home, feels great and is continuing to recover. “I’m thankful for a lot of things, but mostly thankful to be alive.”

You can check out the full interview below courtesy of ESPN.



  1. 20 drinks a day!??? F*ck an A Naitch! Seriously!? Being struck by lightning is healthier for you than that. Forget about being thankful, you’re damn lucky to be alive. Time to give up the bottle while you still have a working liver.

  2. Unless you are an addict, you will never understand what it’s like. To get another drink to keep the craving away is one of the worst feelings in the world. And how family history makes it so much easier to become an alcoholic. But with all the crappy comments I have seen you post on here, I doubt you can sympathize.

  3. I am unfortunately familiar with alcoholism because it runs in my family (and it’s why I choose to be straightedge).
    I hope for, Ric’ s sake, that after this he finally gives up drinking completely.

  4. “All the crappy comments”? Such as? I guess you’ve missed all the comments I’ve posted here for months about there being a dark cloud over wrestling this year with all the wrestler deaths & health scares that have been going on, including Flair’s. Plus I guess you also missed all the comments I posted about how happy I was at hearing about Flair’s recovery like how death has lost 3 rematches against Flair after trying to kill him in a plane crash & striking him with lightning. Or how I said, “Death still hasn’t beaten this Horseman. WWWOOOOO!!!!” As for what I said here, I’m not being unsympathetic. I was just shocked to hear it was 20 drinks a day and hope this will finally be what makes him give up drinking for his own good.

    And as for you, why don’t you get off your feigned high horse and become addicted to drinking bleach F*ingCaptainDouchehole. Oh, was that crappy of me to say to you? Too bad! Piss off moron.

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