WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has revealed that wrestling icon Hulk Hogan is struggling with “really bad” health issues.
On a recent episode of his new podcast, Wooooo Nation Uncensored, Ric Flair opened up about his relationship with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. During the conversation, Flair discussed his health struggles, explaining how the likes of Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart had been there for him. The 16-time World Champion then revealed that Hogan is currently dealing with his own health issues.
“He’s having some really bad health issues but he keeps up with me. We support each other, good and bad. When I was in the hospital he flew up that day like everybody else that came up to see me…Hulk was gracious, Jimmy Hart was great. I don’t remember seeing them because I was in a coma but they made the effort to go. Those are the kind of things that mean a lot.”
Flair also revealed that Hogan had helped him financially in the past, when his late son Reid’s medical bills were starting to pile up.
“Also, which I’ve said publicly when my son was going through all of the issues in the hospital, I couldn’t keep up with the rehab bills or the hospital bills because every time I gave [Reid] the responsibility of paying his own insurance, something would lapse like his phone bill.”
“Sometimes you had to teach him how to be responsible. I called [Hogan] one day and I said ‘I need $14,000.’ He said ‘call this person’ and I had it in an hour. I’ve never forgotten it.”
In recent weeks Ric Flair has become embroiled in the heated feud between his daughter Charlotte and Becky Lynch. The Raw Women’s Champion initially hit back at Flair who had tweeted about her rivalry with Charlotte branding him “sad.” The former WCW star went on to say that he was “disappointed” by Lynch’s comments.