Ric Flair remains in critical condition following surgery

(WYMT/CBS) - Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair is recovering in an Atlanta hospital following surgery, but remains in critical condition, CBS Sports reports.

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The 16-time world champion was hospitalized Saturday for routine monitoring, but his representatives tweeted Sunday he was facing "tough medical issues" and needed prayer.

Flair's fiancee, Wendy Barlow, posted a statement on her personal Facebook page Wednesday saying Flair is suffering from "multiple organ problems".

"Just wanted to give an updated to my friends and family as I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events," Barlow said. "I took Ric to the hospital Friday night with severe abdominal pain. From that moment on it seems like a nightmare."

"I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he gets the best care possible. Thanks for all of the support and love," Barlow said.

Flair's daughter, Charlotte Flair, posted a message on social media thanking fans for their support.

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