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Wrestling legend Ric Flair undergoes surgery, facing ‘long road ahead’

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wrestling legend Ric Flair is facing a “long road ahead” after undergoing surgery on Monday, according to his talent agency Legacy Talent.

The tweet by company CEO Melinda Morris Zanoni confirmed the surgery was a “success” and was not heart-related.

It read, “Ric had surgery today (not❤️related) am happy 2report it was a success.Still a long road ahead so plz keep 🙏🏻4Ric Charlotte Megan David&Wendy.”

On Saturday, Zanoni said that Flair, 68, was in the hospital for routine monitoring and that there was no reason to panic.

But she sent a more serious tweet on Monday, asking for prayers and positive energy.

It’s not clear why he was hospitalized, but ESPN reports Flair had been placed into a medically induced coma before the procedure.