Ric Flair, one of the most charismatic personas in the history of professional wrestling, was placed into a medically induced coma yesterday prior to surgery. Flair, 68, was admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend for heart-related issues.
While his team downplayed the medical trouble at first, saying it was “routine monitoring,” Melinda Morris Zanoni, CEO of Legacy Talent LLC, tweeted out a call for support late Sunday night, saying, “We need prayers and positive energy for our Living Legend.”
With about 50 years of professional-wrestling experience to his name, Flair has emerged over the course of his career as one of the most important and entertaining athletes in the entire sports landscape. While his athletic accolades are many, it’s Flair’s versatile appeal as a celebrity that puts him alongside figures like the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena as one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.
In recent years, Flair has found longevity through motivational-speaking gigs and non-wrestling WWE appearances, primarily as the manager for his daughter Ashley, who goes by the in-ring name Charlotte Flair. He’s been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, both as a singles wrestler and a member of the Four Horsemen faction. If the Nature Boy's story has you concerned about not only his health, but also your own, could be time to start eating these 5 foods.
This story originally appeared on MensHealth.com