WWE star Charlotte Flair says the surgery that has her on the injured reserve is a cosmetic surgery to fix a prior surgery relating to her breast implants. In a very candid conversation, Charlotte, 34, explained to her Twitter followers why she’s been sidelined and what it will take to get back into the ring. Her issues with one of her implants goes all the way back to 2018 shortly after WrestleMania where she beat Asuka to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Here’s her explanation of what happened next:
“My air conditioning is broken, and we have a little free time. These tweets may be spaced out a bit, but we’re going to talk time off, plastic surgery and boobs.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. 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 the job, Focused on being better, Always being better.”
Charlotte, who has won 12 WWE titles, later added: “I will not allow people to think I’m somehow ashamed of it for even a second longer.”