UPDATED at 3.15 p.m. PT:
Flair currently out of surgery and currently resting with his resting with his family by his side, TMZ Sports reported.
Pro-wrestling legend “Nature Boy” Ric Flair is dealing with “some tough medical issues,” his rep wrote early this morning on Twitter.
Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent, LLC called for “prayers & positive energy” about 26-and-a-half hours after posting that the 68-year-old was in the hospital for “routine monitoring.”
“No reason2panic,” she wrote late on Saturday.
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????????
— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 14, 2017
Here’s what she tweeted just a day earlier:
Yes,Ric in hosp 4routine monitoring.No reason2panic.Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff.No excuses Ric wld want u2go out 2nite NaturBoy style!
— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 13, 2017
TheWrap requested additional details from Legacy, but did not immediately hear back. Our request for comment from WWE was also not immediately returned.
Flair’s daughter, WWE Superstar Charlotte, has not tweeted about her dad’s hospitalization or his medical issues.
An ESPN “30 for 30” documentary film about Flair is set to be released on Nov. 7. Watch a trailer below.