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Ric Flair hospitalized, dealing with ‘tough medical issues,’ representative says

Wrestler Ric Flair addresses the media during a

Wrestler Ric Flair addresses the media during a new conference at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., on Saturday, Sept., 22, 2007. Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster

ATLANTA — A representative for Ric Flair says the pro wrestling legend has been hospitalized and is dealing with some “tough medical issues.”

Melinda Morris Zanoni confirmed a report on Saturday that the 68-year-old Flair had been hospitalized, and stated he was admitted for routine monitoring. Zanoni provided an update early Monday, asking for “prayers & positive energy” because Flair has “tough medical issues.”

Former pro wrestler Mick Foley and wrestling executive Eric Bischoff are among those wishing Flair well on Twitter.

Known for his flamboyant outfits and “Nature Boy” nickname, Flair made his professional debut in 1972 and was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2008.

New York Sports