Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in ‘bad health’ says long-time pal and rival Flair

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Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is in “bad health”, according to long-time friend Ric Flair.

Flair, 72, took to his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast to give an update on the health of his in-ring enemy, who he is known to be close to outside of the squared circle.

He said: “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.”

Hogan, 68, has been in poor health for a number of years, with his own daughter Brooke recently revealing that the controversial former WCW champion has had 25 operations in the last decade alone.

However, she did admit that the 12-time world champion was “feeling well” and still works out in the gym twice a day.

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And Hogan himself recently posted on Instagram that he was “back to my 9th grade weight, 275lbs”, while showing his ever-pumped up biceps.

The man known for wearing red and yellow – and black and white, depending on whether or not you were an nWo fan in the 90s – has had a controversy-laden recent history.

Having returned to WWE in 2014, he was fired a year later when a leaked sex tape emerged in which he could be heard saying he'd be disgusted if his daughter was found to be in a relationship with a black man – using the racial slur n****r on several occasions.

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Hogan himself also admitted to being “a racist, to a point”.

He returned to WWE a few years later, and was, allegedly, forced to apologise to the entire WWE locker room.

He made his last appearance at Wrestlemania 37 earlier this year, when he was booed by the vast majority of the WWE audience while hosting the biggest show of the year, alongside Titus O'Neil, who had previously expressed his disgust at Hogan's racist comments.

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