Ric Flair’s Wife Provides Medical Update, Surgery Postponed

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WWE legend Ric Flair won't be undergoing his surgery as planned today due to some "complications that needed to be taken care of first," according to his wife, Wendy Barlow. Flair, 70, was hospitalized on Thursday ahead of a planned procedure and some rumors began swirling about his death. However, Offset quickly shut down those allegations.

Barlow released the following statement this afternoon, per TMZ Sports:

"Ric's surgery has been postponed until Monday to address some complications that needed to be taken care of first. Thanks for all the well wishes."

Flair's son-in-law, Conrad Thompson, also issued a response in regards to the original reports of Flair's hospitalization (H/T CBS Sports):

"This is not a last-minute surprise surgery to family [members]. I knew that he was going to be having a procedure done today. I don't think it's nearly as grave or serious as TMZ would have us believe because Ric is in good spirits about it, knew it was happening," Thompson explained. "[He could have chosen] to have it done now or after [attending Starrcast, a wrestling convention in Las] Vegas and decided to go ahead and get it done now because he thought he would be feeling good and wanted to get this done beforehand."