Ric Flair

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Ric Flair during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 29, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (CBS46) –After conflicting reports on his health, CBS46 has learned professional wrestling legend Ric Flair is in the hospital and that he is undergoing a scheduled procedure.

The confusion started earlier Thursday when TMZ Sports reported Flair was taken to an Atlanta-area hospital after a "medical emergency."

Flair, a NWA/WCW/WWE legend, has dealt with medical problems before. In 2017, he was reportedly put into a medical coma after suffering an intestinal problem. He survived that scare and admitted to a long-time drinking problem.

“The Nature Boy” as Flair has been known throughout his career celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year. Flair’s Twitter account published a tweet for Throwback Thursday around 9 a.m. Eastern Time and was promoting a roast of the wrestling legend on Wednesday.

Flair has been an icon in the pro wrestling industry since the 1970’s. He spent plenty of time in Atlanta over the years working for the NWA and WCW. He still can be seen around the area frequently.

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