The Nature Boy has a latte explaining to do!
Wrestling legend Ric Flair, who has urged his social media followers to “stop the spread” of coronavirus, was spotted making a Starbucks run without a mask — even though his wife has the disease and he is at high risk of having it as well, The Post has learned.
Wendy Barlow, the WWE great’s wife, is currently sick with the virus, Flair told The Post — just days after photographers spotted him at a Georgia Starbucks drive-through Friday without a mask.
A source familiar with the matter said Flair already has the virus and tested positive two days prior on Wednesday — but he denied that claim.
“That is absolutely incorrect,” Flair told The Post.
“My wife does [have the virus]… we live in a 5,000 square foot home. I live in the basement. She lives upstairs on the third floor and she got sick.”
The Hall of Famer hung up before The Post could ask questions about the Starbucks run, and when probed further via text message, he insisted his “health is excellent.”
Photos show The Golden Stallion, 71, leaving his home without a mask and taking his Mercedes to a Starbucks drive-thru.
Despite his wife’s confirmed diagnosis, Flair was maskless as he handed cash to an employee through the window, the photos show.
Flair with his cup of coffee.BACKGRID
“Are you trying to kill the world?” a source railed.
“And you know people at the drive through are like oh my God it’s Ric Flair let me take off my mask.”
The source claimed Barlow is very ill and Flair is mostly asymptomatic aside from some coughing.
In April, Flair announced a partnership with the American College of Surgeons in a video posted to his Facebook account where he implored followers to stay home.
“Telling you, asking you, to stay home and stop the spread and to thank all of the people in the world of medicine today that are working to bring this virus to an end,” Flair says in the video.
“Let’s do this together! Stay home and stop the spread!” the wrestler yells in the April 3 video before closing out with his signature “wooooo!”
On April 26, he posted a photo collage on Instagram showing off the neck gaiters he has for sale on his website and on April 28, posted another collage showing fans wearing the face coverings.
“Together with Flair! WOOOOO!” the caption reads.
On May 12, he tweeted a video of himself working out while wearing one of the neck gaiters he’s selling.
“By the way, available only on RicFlairShop.com wooo!” the wrestler says in the video as he pulls the gaiter over his face.
While Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has refused to implement a state-wide mask ordinance, the state’s department of public health requires people to stay home if they test positive for the virus or have been exposed to someone who has, according to their website.
“You must not go outside your home unless you need medical care or in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation, Uber/Lyft, or taxis,” Georgia’s Department of Public Health website reads.
The state also said those who test positive “should” wear a face mask “when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle), pets, and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.”
Neither WWE or the American College of Surgeons returned a request for comment.