"Nature Boy" Ric Flair hospitalized, reportedly taken to ICU on Saturday morning


He does have a history of heart related issues, so any symptoms of a problem would certainly be a reason for a hospital visit.

The only source of information for the fans right now is Flair's management team and their Facebook and Twitter pages have been putting out updates as well.

"Yes, Ric is checked into a hospital for some routine monitoring", the representative said. "He continued, "...we'd like to thank his fiance and the incredible hospital staff who are providing the best care. Yes, Ric would want you to go out and have a great weekend ... The management earlier revealed that they are not willing to answer any personal questions and this is unlikely to change.

Ric Flair was hospitalized on Saturday morning and since then the news hasn't been all that encouraging.

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Flair appears sporadically on WWE television, mainly a in a support role for his daughter Charlotte.

The 68-year-old former WWE star has largely avoided any major health scares after concluding his in-ring career in 2011. In Flair's 2004 autobiography To Be The Man, he wrote that he suffers from a condition called alcoholic cardiomyopathy.

Flair was one of wrestling's biggest superstars throughout the 80s and 90s - and remained a mainstay into the noughties with an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

But after his so-called "retirement match" he went on to compete in the independent circuit and in WWE rival TNA.