Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer and 16-time World Champion Ric Flair was recently a guest on the latest episode of WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton’s (of the Rock N’ Roll Express) podcast, the School of Morton. Flair discussed his hospitalization, falling out of a boat and being rescued by Ricky Morton, his thoughts on Matt Lauer getting fired from NBC, and his advice for living life. Here are the highlights:
“I got a really sharp pain in my stomach. I knew the pain. That was very similar to the pain I had the last time. 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. I stayed in that and on life support for 11 days. I don’t remember any of it. I just dreamt… 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 forty-three pounds.”
Falling out of a moving boat and Ricky Morton rescuing him:
“I was trying to figure out my way. It was about a mile to the shore each way… maybe a little less I was trying to figure out which way was closer when you guys found me.”
Morton on pulling Ric Flair back into the boat:
“This is true… this is Ric Flair, he had a $2,000 suit on… I pulled Ric in the boat. He had a necktie on, one sock and his underwear. That’s all he had on”.
Matt Lauer getting fired from NBC:
“$25 million a year salary. Are you kidding me. Who could blow that deal?”
His advice for living life:
“For me I would say make the most of every day. When you come close to losing that opportunity it makes you realize all the more how lucky you are to have that opportunity. So make the most of every day.”
You can listen to Flair’s interview on the School Of Morton by clicking this link here.