In an interview with Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair discussed a variety of topics, including his new book, the upcoming ESPN 30 For 30 documentary and his recent health scare.

Highlights of the interview are below:

On why he is not taking anything for granted after his recent health scare: “I had ten days of life support, brother, that would wake anybody up. I’m just lucky I’m here, I just kind of take each day, I don’t take anything for granted anymore. They gave me a 20 percent chance of living and somehow I made it through it.”

On his struggles after being released from the hospital: “When I got out I only weighed 206 pounds, I lost 43 pounds. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t even twist the top off a Gatorade bottle. I could stand on my legs, but I couldn’t walk, so I had to go to a rehab place for 20 days of physical rehab where they make you walk with a walker and then a cane and then you learn to walk by yourself. That took a while, and then I couldn’t drive a car. I ate anything in the world, but couldn’t gain any weight because all the food I was consuming was going towards repairing internal tissue that was ruined because when I went into the hospital my kidneys failed, I had respiratory heart failure and I had pneumonia all at the same time. Brother, I don’t drink anymore. The doctor told me if I ever had a drink again, I wouldn’t make it through another operation like that.”

On feeling back to normal: “I’m back, I feel good, I weigh 220 now. Everything is normal, I have to go to the doctor every other week. As far as lifting weights and stuff like that, nothing for probably another month, it’s just a different way of life, I’m not used to living like this and I’m certainly not used to not having a drink by three o’clock. When I wasn’t working I used to start at 11 in the morning, are you kidding me?”

The interview is available in full at this link.