Ric Flair Leaves Hospital In Wheelchair In Good Spirits After Heart Surgery (Photos)


TMZ.com has posted another post-surgery update on Ric Flair.

As noted, the two-time WWE Hall Of Famer underwent a heart operation earlier this week, resulting in the cancellation of "The Roast of Ric Flair" comedy event that was scheduled to headline this weekend's Starrcast II festivities.

TMZ Sports posted the following update on "The Nature Boy" on Wednesday afternoon, which includes photos of "'Naitch' being pushed out of the hospital in a wheelchair after the heart operation:

RIC FLAIR LEAVES HOSPITAL IN GOOD SPIRITS ... After Surgery

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ric Flair has just been discharged from the hospital after 7 days of treatment -- and he was wheeled out with a smile on his face!!!

Ric -- wearing a Ric Flair t-shirt (gotta love this guy!) -- was flanked by his wife Wendy Barlow (in the WWE hat) as the 70-year-old wrestling legend was taken to his car to go home.

As we previously reported, Flair was rushed to the hospital last week after experiencing a medical emergency. Doctors initially postponed a surgical procedure due to complications but ultimately went forward with the operation on Monday.

We were told the procedure was a success -- and the fact Flair was discharged from the hospital just 48 hours later is probably a good sign!!!

Ric had been having heart issues in the past few months -- and had undergone several procedures over the past few months.

But, we're told he's been handling everything with a great attitude and has even been chatting up his famous friends who have called to check in over the past few days.

Now, Ric will focus on his recovery at home ... and he clearly knows his fans (including The Miz) are rooting hard for him!!!


NOTE: Check out the photos of Ric Flair in a wheelchair outside of the hospital after being released following his heart surgery, CLICK HERE.

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