Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair appeared on ESPN’s The Dan LeBatard Show on Thursday and discussed what led to him being on life support for a week and a half.
Flair recently underwent surgery for undisclosed medical issues in August. This comes after he discussed his struggles with alcoholism in aninterview for PeopleTV.
Flair has been active on social media over the past few weeks, including this tweet on Aug. 29:
Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were. Naitch WILL be back! ?? pic.twitter.com/v9YbIEykt9
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 29, 2017
The 16-time world champion also posted a video message letting his fans know that he is on the road to recovery:
I’m Backkkk! Thanks To Everyone For The Support These Past Couple Weeks. I Ain’t Dead Yet Mother F**ckers! WOOOOO! https://t.co/1ZgKVjFH8x pic.twitter.com/AHSSyE8JT1
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) September 2, 2017
The 68-year-old legend made his wrestling debut in 1972 and continued to compete fairly regularly until 2008 when he lost a retirement match at WrestleMania 24 to Shawn Michaels.
Flair also wrestled for TNA before officially retiring in 2012 and rejoining WWE in a non-wrestling capacity.
Naitch continues to have a sizable impact on WWE and the wrestling business, as his daughter, Charlotte Flair, is a four-time WWE Women’s champion and one of the company’s biggest Superstars.