Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte appeared to be active on social media just one hour before TMZ reported that her dad was rushed to the hospital after suffering a “medical emergency.” The report indicates that Flair was taken to a hospital in the Atlanta area on Thursday morning and a source told the outlet that the situation is “very serious.”
According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com, Conrad Thompson said that things aren’t quite as grave as TMZ initially reported.
“Conrad Thompson says the Ric Flair situation ‘is not as grave or serious’ as TMZ makes it out, and says that this was a planned procedure that Ric Flair wanted to have before Las Vegas,” Sapp tweeted. “He stated that Flair and the family knew the procedure was coming and he could have had it before or after Vegas, and wanted to feel good for Starrcast,” he added.
Here’s what you need to know:
Charlotte Hasn’t Spoken Out About Her Dad’s Current Health or Status
Charlotte Flair, whose real name is Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the WWE. To date, she has won eight WWE Women’s Championships.
On Thursday, a photo was posted on her Instagram account a little before 12 p.m. Eastern. It’s unclear if Charlotte posted the photo herself or if a member of her team uploaded it for her.
“On the edge of paradise,” reads the caption, which was shared with Charlotte’s 3.6 million followers. You can see the pic above.
The photo has received more than 41,000 likes since it was uploaded. Charlotte has not commented on her dad’s health, nor has she made mention of his recent reported hospitalization. Interestingly, fans also did not use the comments section on the photo to question the WWE star about her father.
The Last Photo That Charlotte Shared of Her Dad Was Back in February
Charlotte is very active on social media and often posts photos on Instagram and Twitter. The last photo that she posted of her dad was back in February, in honor of his 70th birthday.
Prior to that photo, Charlotte hadn’t shared anything about her dad since November. The two are very close, however, and this isn’t out of the ordinary by any means.
Ric Flair Appears to Have Been Active on Social Media Just 3 Hours Ago
Just a couple of hours before Charlotte posted her latest selfie, her dad posted a “Throwback Thursday” photo on Twitter and Instagram. Of course, this could have been automated or it may have been uploaded by a member of Flair’s team.
Flair’s Twitter account is very active and messages go out nearly every day. It’s unknown how many of those messages he actually sends out himself.
Fans didn’t waste any time commenting on Flair’s latest Instagram post, sending him prayers and well wishes after learning about his latest health emergency.
“Hope you’re okay Ric, we’re all thinking about you,” wrote one social media user.
“Get well Ric!! Hope everything is okay,” added another.
“Come on Ric, you are very strong. I hope your quick recovery and that you are healthy do not abandon us soon, Nature Boy,” echoed a third.