Ric Flair Talks About His Health Scare, Battling Alcoholism (Video)

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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke with Atlanta’s Fox 5 news about his brush with death last summer, feeling lucky to still be alive and his struggle with alcoholism. Here are some quick quotes:

His health scare last August:

“I knew that something was going on because it really hurt. So, she [Fiance’, Wendy Barlow] took me and, sure enough, my intestines had ruptured.

Feeling lucky to still be alive:

“You have no idea. You want to know something? I am preoccupied with dying, does that make sense to you? I think about it every day.”

Abusing alcohol:

“I don’t carry a flask, I don’t drink at home, and I’m a social drinker. I mean my whole life, I never drank during the day. But at night, when I’m through working, yeah, I drank. I didn’t start ‘day drinking’ until probably right before my son [Reid Fliehr] died. And then, I really, after he passed away, it was 10 in the morning until 2 a.m. every day.”

You can watch Fox 5’s full segment with Ric Flair here: