Ric Flair Reveals He Received New Pacemaker, Says He Could Live to Be 95

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2019

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Rick Flair during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 29, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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WWE legend Ric Flair said recent medical procedures to insert a pacemaker and remove a previously unidentified blood clot could help him live to 95.

Flair, 70, told TMZ SportsΒ he feels "great."

"This is the fourth time I've been in in seven weeks," he said Saturday about his recent hospital visit. "… They finally figured out what type of pacemaker to put on me. Which I found out just how important the operation of your heart is. Ya can't breathe if your heart's not working."

The Nature Boy explained he remained in the hospital for a while after receiving the pacemaker to ensure there were no further health concerns.

"I stayed for 48 hours [after surgery] just to make sure, because we've been trying everything," Flair said. "We finally got behind it, and I think I'm good to go."

The two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee has dealt with myriad health issues in recent years, including a monthlong hospital stay in 2017 to remove part of his bowel.

Flair, who told TMZ people should know he "can't thank them enough" for their support, is hopeful he's turned a corner and can live for another 25 years.