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There's been a further update to the news that Ric Flair was taken ill over the weekend, with it believed that the WWE hall of famer is in a medically induced coma and preparing to go under the knife.
The 68-year-old was admitted to the hospital early Saturday morning and TMZ reports that the situation is more serious than was first suspected.
The Nature Boy is set to undergo surgery and Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that it's a heart problem the icon is suffering from.
A number of people have wished him well on social media:
My prayers, best wishes and good thoughts go out to Ric Flair! Stay strong, the world still needs you!
- Jazzy Gabert (@alphafemale1) August 14, 2017
Having hard time getting my mind off Ric Flair today. The respect he's always shown me is something that has always stayed w/me. 100% CLASS.
- Vince Russo (@THEVinceRusso) August 14, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Ric Flair and his family during this difficult time.
- Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) August 14, 2017
Just hearing all this news about @RicFlairNatrBoy sending every ounce energy to #TheMan and asking that all of you do the same #NeverGiveUp
- John Cena (@JohnCena) August 14, 2017
Praying Ric Flair pulls through. Will never forget him saying "sit down, kid" & spending 3hrs sharing old wrestling tales with me. #GOAT pic.twitter.com/FMCL3So3I6
- Joe Baiamonte (@JoeBaia) August 14, 2017
Sending lots of love to @RicFlairNatrBoy and his family today. We're thinking of you Naitch :heart:
- Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) August 14, 2017
Sending my love and prayers to @RicFlairNatrBoy and his family.
- $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) August 14, 2017
@RicFlairNatrBoy U have been my inspiration. U taught me so much, especially how to "give" to the biz, and not "take" from it. Praying 4 U!
- Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) August 14, 2017
Ric has been a world heavyweight champion 16 times in his career. He's a true wrestling legend and our thoughts are with him during his surgery.
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