Ric Flair Awake, Progressing After Surgery

Ric Flair Awake, Progressing After Surgery

She also said reports he had colon surgery - which appear to have originated on social media from longtime wrestling announcer Gene Okerlund - were incorrect.

"Former 16-time professional wrestling world champion "#Nature Boy" #Ric Flair scared his legions of fans last weekend when he ended up checking into a hospital on August 12 and then ending up in a medically-induced coma the next day to undergo surgery on what was originally called a heart condition. Instead, Flair had an intestinal blockage and needed to have part of his bowel removed.

However, Zanoni did say the surgery wasn't heart-related, which was another widely reported cause for the hospital stay.

The wrestling world received a huge scare this past weekend as the legendary Ric Flair ended up in the hospital unexpectedly, and there is still a lot of concern over the well-being of the "Nature Boy".

Charlotte posted on her Instagram profile on Tuesday: "On behalf of my family and I, we want to THANK everyone for the prayers, texts, calls and support".

SummerSlam main event star Samoa Joe tweeted: "My thoughts and prayers are with Ric Flair and his family during this hard time". However, Morris said on Twitter that Flair is awake and communicating with people.

In what's a very good sign, it's clear that The Nature Boy hasn't lost any of his beloved sense of humour and his nurse can testify to that.

According to TMZ, Wendy Barlow issued a statement which said the 68-year-old WWE Hall of Famer "still needs prayers". It's been something that has gotten the better of him throughout his career and Flair admits that.