'Prayers and positive energy': WWE legend Ric Flair dealing with 'tough medical issues'

WWE legend Ric Flair in the ringGetty Images

Ric Flair's management has asked people to pray for the WWE legend as he is dealing with "tough medical issues". The WWE Hall of Famer was rushed to the hospital over the weekend by family members.

Melinda Morris Zanoni, CEO of Legacy Talent LLC, took to social media on Monday (14 August) and called on Nature Boy fans to keep the former wrestler in their "prayers and positive energy".

"Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair? If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues," Zanoni wrote on Twitter.

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The statement from the WWE Hall of Famer's management comes after Flair was admitted to the hospital for what was said to be a "routine monitoring".

"Yes, Ric is checked into the hospital for some routine monitoring," Zanoni previously said but did not explain in detail as to what caused the 68-year-old to be admitted to the hospital.

"No, there is no reason to panic," Zanoni added.

She continued: "We'd like to thank his fiance and the incredible hospital staff who are providing the best care."

"No, we cannot answer any personal questions. Yes, Ric would want you to go out and have a great weekend, Nature Boy style!"

Flair's health scare comes just a few months after his fiancée Wendy Barlow was hospitalised following a "serious" car accident.

"Please Pray for my Fiancé who was just in a serious car wreck. She is at the Hospital," Flair wrote. She was later released from the hospital.

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Flair had proposed to Barlow – his former WCW manager – in July 2016 after dating her for three years. Flair divorced his fourth wife in 2012.

Flair is one of the greatest WWE stars of all-time. He is a 16-time world champion, with John Cena being the only other star to have won as many titles.

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