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Wrestling icon Ric Flair, 70, is 'hospitalized after a very serious medical emergency' - but his son-in-law insists 'this was a planned procedure and the situation is not grave' Wrestling icon Ric Flair has been hospitalized in Atlanta after suffering an unspecified but 'very serious' medical emergency, according to TMZ Flair's son-in-law Conrad Thompson told Fightful.com that this was a planned procedure and the situation 'is not as grave or serious' as has been reported  Flair was in a coma for 11 days in 2017 after his intestine ruptured. He eventually had an obstructed piece of bowel surgically removed and he recovered In his book, 'Ric Flair: To Be the Man,' he admitted to suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy, which is a heart problem caused by prolonged alcohol abuse Flair has periodically made appearances at wrestling events, many times performing alongside his daughter Charlotte, who is now a major WWE star He recently made an appearance at Wrestlemania 35 in April  

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Published: 18:15 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 19:38 BST, 16 May 2019

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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. 

'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.  

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