Ric Flair doesn't remember what happened to him during his health scare earlier this year, when he was placed in an induced coma for 11 days.
Ric Flair doesn't remember what happened to him during his health scare earlier this year.
The wrestling legend was hospitalised with stomach pains in August - which was later diagnosed as the early stages of kidney failure and congestive heart failure due to years of alcohol abuse - and has now admitted that whilst he does recall the pains which sent him to the hospital, he can't remember what happened whilst he was in the facility.
Recalling the events, he said: ''Well, I had been drinking. Shocker, yeah. A friend of mine came in town from Dallas and we had been out all day the day before and again in the morning before he flew back, and then that afternoon at around dinner time, I got this really sharp pain in my stomach.
''Wendy took me to the hospital, and my intestine had broken open. And that's the last thing I remember. I don't remember anything else. On Monday, they put me in an induced coma, and I stayed in that and on life support for 11 days. But I don't remember any of it, I woke up to not remembering anything.''
The 68-year-old retired professional wrestler praised his partner Wendy Barlow for staying by his side for the entirety of his stay.
He added: ''Wendy stayed with me in the ICU every day. She got what's called ... seriously, ICU psychosis, and she never left my room for 11 days.''
Ric also claimed he ''couldn't walk'' after he was brought out of his coma, and was sent to a physical rehabilitation centre where he had to learn the basic function.
Speaking to Ricky Morton on his 'School of Morton' podcast, Ric said: ''And then when I got released from the hospital they checked me into place, because I had to learn how to walk again, I couldn't walk, I couldn't do anything. I couldn't twist the top off a Gatorade bottle or open a diet Coke. I lost 43 lbs. So they put me into a physical rehab, not an alcohol rehab. I'd already done that gig, and that really worked.''