Ric Flair was in hospital on Thursday, preparing for a planned procedure according to Conrad Thompson, his friend and son-in-law, who released a statement after TMZ initially reported that Flair was "rushed" to hospital in serious condition. Flair's wife, Wendy, also provided more clarity on the situation with the following:
"Due to ongoing health complications, Ric was taken to the hospital and is expected to undergo a procedure tomorrow morning, after which he expects to fully recover."
The ongoing health complications as I have learned - and tweeted earlier today (follow me!) - is that Flair needs to have the pacemaker in his chest replaced. I wasn't able to confirm this, but it appears based on Wendy's statement that this is scheduled to happen tomorrow.