Charlotte Flair Details Reasons For Current Absence From WWE

She promises that she'll be back when she's ready...

Charlotte Flair was recently written off of WWE television following a storyline attack by Nia Jax. At the time, Dave Meltzer reported that Flair was having surgery, but no other details were available.

On Sunday, Flair put out a thread of tweets explaining that she's having surgery to correct a prior procedure, which was performed in 2018 after one of her breast implants started leaking.

Wrote Flair, "Picture it. Charlotte, North Carolina, 2018. A young queen, shortly after a career defining Wrestlemania victory, finds herself sicker than sick at her brother’s house. A trip to the doctor tells us the likely culprit is silicone poisoning, and that my implant had been leaking for quite some time. It was one of the [worst] cases the doctor had seen. 

"At that time, I had a few options to fix the issue. Each option had a specific recovery time. I love this job more than anything, so I picked the option that allowed me to return the soonest. That was the choice I made.”

Flair clarifies that the recent procedure is not because of silicone poisoning, but to fix an issue from the previous surgery. She says that she felt "off" a few months ago, prompting another doctor visit, and says of this procedure, "I’m going with an option that I believe will solve the issue long [term], even though the recovery period is a little longer than I would like.”

The multi-time WWE Women's champion adds, “I’ll be back when I’m ready. The body will be rested, and the mind still focused on legacy. Focused on this job. Focused on being better. Always being better.”

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