Charlotte Flair took time away from WWE recently. This came just after a run that saw her working all three weekly shows, wrestling in marquee matches in every one. The timing seemed strange. Even stranger was the fact that it wasn’t entirely clear why she was taking time off at all.
It’s a mystery no longer.
That’s because Flair took to Twitter with a lengthy story today that started with this:
In the interest of avoiding embedding so many tweets consecutively, here’s the remainder of the story (click here to go to her Twitter to read the thread that way):
She would go on to make clear to a fan that while she doesn’t owe anyone an explanation she was giving one to make clear she’s not ashamed of her situation.“The entire world having an opinion on the topic bothers me more than I care to let on, so we are going to discuss it. I’m going to save the history of my boobs for a different bedtime story, so: 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 worse 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. Fast forward to a few months ago. Something felt off, so I went back to the doctor. Same issue again. This time, I’m going with an option that I believe will solve the issue long time, even though the recovery period is a little longer than I would like. To clarify: I do not have silicone poisoning this time. The surgery is cosmetic to fix an issue from a prior surgery. 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.”