By Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 18:15 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 19:38 BST, 16 May 2019
Wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering an unspecified medical emergency.
According to TMZ, Flair, 70, was taken to the emergency room and the website is reporting that his situation is 'very serious.'
However, his son-in-law Conrad Thompson told
this was a planned procedure and Flair's situation 'is not as grave or serious' as the TMZ report makes it seem.
Conrad Thompson says the Ric Flair situation "is not as grave or serious" as TMZ makes it out, and says that this was a planned procedure that Ric Flair wanted to have before Las Vegas.— Sean Ross Sapp Of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 16, 2019
'This was not a last-minute surprise surgery,' said Thompson, who is married to Flair's daughter Megan. 'Ric's in good spirits.'
The WWE did not immediately respond to the Daily Mail's request for comment.