Ric Flair remains in critical condition with "multiple organ problems" a week after being admitted to an Atlanta hospital. A source close the to the family revealed Flair did not undergo heart surgery nor did he suffer a heart attack (as was first reported), Upon medical attention, what was thought to be an intestinal blockage wound up requiring part of his bowel be removed, according to a report from SI.com.
The report goes on to mention that Flair spoke with Sports Illustrated some nine days ago in which he admitted that drinking has been a major issue throughout his career.
“I had one vice,” admitted Flair. “I’m not going to point my finger at anybody else. My vice was drinking. I didn’t have any pain issues, addiction problems, marijuana, cocaine, nothing like that. It’s a fact that I kept myself up all night and always had a good time.”
You can read the full SI.com report by clicking here.