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Ric Flair Threatens Lawsuit

Boozing Has Not

Damaged My Heart

8/26/2011 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Wrestling icon Ric Flair is FURIOUS over an article which claims the Nature Boy is suffering from a serious medical condition caused by years of hardcore boozing ... because Ric claims it's NOT TRUE and now he's threatening to sue.

The unflattering article -- which paints Flair as a troubled, irresponsible mess of a person -- ran on an ESPN affiliated website called Grantland.com ... and the report is mostly based on court documents.

But Flair is particularly pissed about the reporter's claim that he suffers from Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy -- a disease caused by years of alcohol abuse which often leads to heart failure.

A rep for Flair -- -- whose real name is Richard Fliehr -- tells TMZ, "While the information gleaned from courthouse records may be credible, Mr. Fliehr is currently evaluating his legal options with respect to falsehoods in the story, specifically the untrue statement that he suffers from alcoholic cardiomyopathy."

The rep adds, "Our client understands that these allegations are part of the territory when you are not only famous, but a living legend."


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46 COMMENTS

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16.

peoplearesilly    

Who? Tell whoever he is to get over himself. Living legend and famous: To who? LOL Wrestling fans are few and far between and that they might know who you are doesn't mean the rest of the frickikng planet does (OR CARES). How fricking funny. EGOMANIAC. Oh wow. Reading the posts I see there are actually reponses who give a flying "F" about this person. LOL

1099 days ago
17.

Don_Santi    

Why they messing with the old guy man is WWE paying to give the guy a heart attack? He is Hall of Fame Wrestling legend! Have respect and watch how you step up to him with accusations if not he will punch your lights out lol.

1099 days ago
18.

Elizabeth    

He loves to drink it up at Cowfish.

1099 days ago
19.

Natcha Boy Fan    

THESE SHOES COST MORE THAN YOUR HOUSE...WOOOOOOOOO!

1099 days ago
20.

jacksonfive210    

I know rick's sons they are pretty crazy but he likes to drink a good bit he also likes some booger sugar and pills. He's a nice man though

1099 days ago
21.

jacksonfive210    

The Limousine Ridin', Jet Flying, Kiss Stealin', Wheelin' Dealin', Son o*****un" haha

1099 days ago
22.

Tim    

DRUNK COKE HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
His Daughter gives KILLER head!
Charlotte here....

1099 days ago
23.

Mike    

Read his book people! He admits it.

http://books.google.com/books?id=wMItEY4Z_SYC&lpg=PT439&vq=cardiomyopathy&pg=PT439#v=onepage&q&f=false

1099 days ago
24.

don juan    

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............

1099 days ago
25.

don juan    

IF U WANNA BE THE MAN U GOTTA BEAT THE MAN......

1099 days ago
26.

don juan    

STYLING AND PROFILING....

1099 days ago
27.

don juan    

4 HORESMAN FOREVER

1099 days ago
28.

melissa    

this guy is being called a financial embicile and on top of that a friggin rapist and he has a problem with someone saying he has a heart problem? idiot

1099 days ago
29.

lol    

he has no ground to say he doesnt have alcoholic cardiomyopathy since he stated so in his book Ric Flair: to be the man on page 427. and i quote "Through my many years of partying, I also developed something called “alcoholic cardiomyopathy,” a weakening of the hearts muscles."

1099 days ago
30.

gamer    

He admitted to having alcoholic cardiomyopathy. In his autobiography "to be the man" Publblished by WWE Books

1099 days ago
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