"Naitch WILL be back!"
WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair, has shared his first message since being hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma earlier this month. His message was simple, Naitch will be back.
"Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were. Naitch WILL be back!"
It's still unclear exactly what caused Flair to be hospitalized in the first place but his fiancee, Wendy Barlow, described "multiple organ problems" as the reason why he was placed in a medically induced coma. The 68-year old wrestling legend had reportedly been suffering from severe abdominal pain prior to his hospital visit.
Flair's uplifting tweet comes one day after his fiancee shared an encouraging update on her Facebook page, in which she describes his current status as a miracle.
"I wanted to update everyone on Ric's progress as So many people have been reaching out and offering their prayers and support. He is doing very well for a Man who has been through so much! He will begin Physical Therapy shortly and will be stronger than ever and back out enjoying all the fans sooner than you would think. I can honestly say I have witnessed a miracle."
PWInsider reports Flair is able to get out of bed and walk with assistance. He is currently awaiting surgery for a permanent pacemaker and will be undergoing weeks of physical therapy, as his fiancee noted in her Facebook update.
Flair holds the WWE record for most ever World Heavyweight Championship title reigns with 16 and was also the first ever WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 for his illustrious singles career and then again in 2012 as a member of The Four Horsemen.
Check out Flair's first tweet since his hospitalization below.
Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand up taller than you ever were. Naitch WILL be back! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/v9YbIEykt9— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 29, 2017