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Ric Aptitude has been hospitalized after struggling a medical emergency once more.
The 70-year-old WWE Corridor of Famer, probably the most well-liked wrestlers of all time and also referred to as the “Nature Boy,” was rushed to an ER within the Atlanta space.
“On account of ongoing well being problems, Ric was taken to the hospital and is predicted to bear a process tomorrow morning, after which he expects to completely recuperate,” Ric’s spouse Wendy Barlow mentioned in an announcement to E! Information.
Ric, who was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame individually in 2008 and once more as a member of the famed “4 Horsemen” in 2012, has been hospitalized for main well being points twice previously two years.
In 2017, Ric was positioned in a medically induced coma for 10 days and underwent surgical procedure to have a pacemaker put in. He was additionally given a colostomy bag for six months.
He mentioned on ESPN’s The Dan Le Batard Present, “I had eaten some uncooked oysters and I informed [my then fiancée, now wife] Wendy I did not really feel proper. She took me to the hospital on the 11th of August and by the 14th I used to be on life help. They informed my youngsters that every little thing had shut down—kidney failure, congestive coronary heart failure, every little thing shut down. The joke was, with the medical doctors, that the one factor that was alive and kicking, sitting on the bar ready for me, was my liver.”
“My daughters informed me that [the doctor] mentioned to go in and say goodbye to your daddy, he isn’t going to make it,” he added.
The occasion adopted years of alcohol abuse by the star. He informed Folks after he was launched from hospital, “I did not assume I used to be an alcoholic, however clearly I used to be,” including, “I will by no means drink once more. I by no means need to undergo this once more.”
After that medical scare, Ric posted on Instagram a video of him carrying a T-shirt that reads, “I Ain’t Lifeless But M F***ers.”
“Hey, to all my followers on the market, let it’s recognized worldwide that NB—wooooo!—is again up and operating. I need to inform all my followers on the market, thanks do all of the love and help and I’ll see you within the very, very, very, very, very, very close to future. Wooooo!” he mentioned, utilizing his catchphrase.
In 2018, the pro-wrestling icon underwent profitable intestinal surgical procedure. On the time, his daughter and fellow WWE star Charlotte Aptitude, one among his 4 kids, informed WWE.com that the process was rooted within the well being points her dad skilled the earlier fall.
“Whereas some could have assumed that the results could have slowed down my father’s way of life, he actually embraced all of it, has ended up doing extra work within the final couple months than in the previous couple of years and is having fun with life,” Charlotte mentioned. “Nonetheless, when he was informed that he had the chance to probably reverse among the results of the preliminary surgical procedure, my father determined it was one thing he needed to attempt, and he was very optimistic in regards to the process.”
About two hours earlier than it was reported that Ric was hospitalized once more, an previous photograph of him within the ring with late wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who died in 2015, was posted on his social media for Throwback Thursday.