Ric Flair, retired WWE wrestler, hospitalized for ‘tough medical issues’

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Former WWE champion Ric Flair before the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 11, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – Ric Flair, the WWE hall of famer who went by the moniker Nature Boy, was hospitalized over the weekend for “tough medical issues,” his agent said.

Melinda Morris Zanoni, CEO of Legacy Talent and Entertainment which represents the wrestler, said Saturday night that the 68-year-old had been hospitalized for “routine monitoring.”

“No reason2panic,” she tweeted. “Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff.No excuses Ric wld want u2go out 2nite NaturBoy style!”

Then on Sunday night, Zanoni said the wrestler was “dealing with some tough medical issues.”

“Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair? If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues,” she wrote in a midnight tweet.

Additional details about why he was in the hospital were not revealed.

Retired wrestler and current WWE agent Michael “P.S.” Hayes said he saw Ric Flair Sunday.

“I can assure that he needs everyone’s prayers and positive vibes,” Hayes tweeted. “Thx in advance!!”

Born Richard Morgan Fliehr, Ric Flair ended his 36-year professional wrestling career in 2008 – just after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.