Apparently alcohol wasn’t the only thing that Ric Flair had a voracious taste for.
In an upcoming segment of ESPN’s “30 for 30,” wrestling legend Flair says that he slept with 10,000 women — and while he’s sticking to his story, he does say that he regrets divulging that particular statistic from his career.
In an interview with People, Flair — who was recently placed in a medically-induced coma due to organ failure and is currently in recovery — says that he’s not particularly proud that his grandchildren will find out about his promiscuity.
“What I said was the truth, but I feel bad now that I said some of it … 10,000 women,” Flair, 68, said. “I wish I hadn’t said that because of my grandkids.”
Flair, who’s been married four times and is currently engaged to his longtime companion Wendy Barlow, added that he’s sworn off the womanizing.
“I only love one now,” Flair said. “I have never done anything since I met Wendy.”
Earlier this month, Flair detailed the alarming extent of his past alcohol abuse, estimating that he downed “like 20 drinks a day” at the height of his boozing.
“I’ve done all the math and figured it out with my accountant,” the 68-year-old told ESPN’s “Dan Le Batard Show.” “Between 3,700 and 4,000 calories worth of booze, soda, a splash of cranberry in my body every day, in like 20 drinks a day.”
While Flair emphasized that he never drank before he had to wrestle, he did concede that drinking became “just a way of life” for him.
“I just drank too much. The problem is, is that, when I started in the business in 1972, we drove 3,000 miles a week, we drank beer. We rolled down the road, threw the cans out the window … it was just a way of life,” Flair said. “And then pretty soon it was drinking the beer, and then getting to the hotel and then drinking the liquor.”
Maybe alcohol isn’t so detrimental to sexual performance after all.
The Ric Flair installment of “30 for 30” airs Nov. 7.