The specific procedure is unclear at this point but we've been told Nature Boy has had 4 heart surgeries over the past few months ... and that seems to be a concern as they move forward with his care. TMZ reported the situation as "very serious".
She added: "Thanks for all the well wishes".
Flair's wife Wendy Barlow issued a statement where she explained that Ric Flair had complications that need to be addressed before the surgery is done. Ric Flair is still on a breathing machine until his family gives permission to disconnect him but as of now, he is declared brain dead, thus legally dead.
This isn't the first time that Ric Flair faced health issues.
Flair's son-in-law Conrad Thompson stated on a media call that the procedure was planned ahead of time before Ric's upcoming roast in Las Vegas next week at Starrcast. "I don't think it's almost as grave or serious as TMZ would have us believe because Ric is in good spirits about it, knew it was happening", Thompson explained.