Charlotte Flair says dad Ric Flair is ‘getting better’
Aug. 21 (UPI) — WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair, the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair, has given another health update on her father on Instagram as he continues to be hospitalized.
“After an incredibly hard week, my dad is getting better,” Charlotte wrote Sunday alongside a black and white photo of her hand holding onto Ric’s.
“There is still a long road to go and he’s not out of the woods just yet but I want to again thank everyone for their support on behalf of myself and my family,” she continued.
“My dad has given his life to sports entertainment. To everyone competing tonight, you know he’d be backstage watching if he could. Give it a little extra flair for him tonight. Woooo!” Charlotte wrote in reference to WWE presenting their signature August event Sunday, SummerSlam. Charlotte was not featured in the event and did not compete in any matches.
Ric was hospitalized earlier in August with his representative Melinda Morris Zanoni asking fans on Twitter for “prayers & positive energy” as he dealt with “tough medical issues.” WWE acknowledged the 68-year-old had undergone surgery, but was unable to comment on what exactly necessitated the hospital stay.
Recently, Charlotte shared a family photo of Ric and noted that her dad was a “fighter.”
On Saturday, Zanoni tweeted that Ric was awake and talking. “Happy 2 report @RicFlairNatrBoy is awake, communicating & progressing..but there are complications so needs rest for the 1st time in 40 yrs,” she wrote alongside tweets thanking fans for their support and stating that Ric had cut a promo on the nurse.