Charlotte Flair is currently out of action after undergoing surgery last month to repair two ruptured breast implants. During an interview on Monday on SiriusXM Stars’ Conversations with Maria Menounos, Flair got candid on the situation.
“So I’m 32 and when I turned 21 I always wanted boobs. I never had boobs. I had an athletic body my whole life,” Flair told Maria Menounos.
Flair’s implants ruptured when she started wrestling in 2012 and therefore had to get them fixed. The problem, however, resurfaced a few months ago when she began to feel severe pain behind her shoulder blade.
“So I got my boobs done and then when I started wrestling, I had saline and I popped them in the ring and I woke up the next morning and they were gone,” Flair said.
“So then I had them re-done, so I didn’t think anything of it. Well, a couple months ago I kept having this pain behind my shoulder blade. I was like, ‘This is not normal.’ I mean, I did all my stretching. I did the shoulder stability exercises that my trainer told me to do — our trainers on the road,” Flair said.
“Well, I finally went and had a mammogram and an ultrasound and the doctor said that I just had free-floating silicone all in my chest from both implants. So I ruptured both implants is exactly what they’d call it.”
While Charlotte needed to get this issue taken care of, her busy schedule with WWE hindered her from doing so. Flair continued through the pain and delayed surgery until she felt that it was convenient.
“I said, ‘I’ve got a lot of big things coming up.’ Like, I knew I had WrestleMania, I knew I had the “Body Issue.” I just wasn’t going to say anything … could I just wait? I finally got to have them re-done a little over four weeks ago,” Flair said.
“I just waited that long, but the pain just got worse. I got sick a few times so that might have been from it, like the silicone had gone all the way into my armpit.”
Flair expects to be cleared to return to action on July 31. Although it’s an issue that needs to be taken care, she expresses guilt over the situation.
“[Her doctor] said I’d be cleared July 31st. I’m definitely going to work July 31st,” Charlotte said regarding her return to action.
“It’s so hard, even watching the pay-per-view last night, I’m like, ‘I’m out for not a legitimate injury.’ I mean, it’s legitimate. Like, it was making me sick … it was dangerous, but it’s just like I did it. I kept thinking, ‘You did this to yourself at 21.’
“I know, my body needed a break and it’s like, ‘Let them miss you, let the fans miss you,’ whatever. But it’s just like, ‘I’m sitting out because of my tatas (laughs).'”