While Ric Flair has made a miraculous recovery after being rushed to the hospital in August with multiple organ failure, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer insists he's "not out of the woods yet." 

The 68-year-old, who admitted the recent ordeal "scared the shit out of me," has also come clean about the reason for his health issues: decades of alcohol abuse that finally caught up with him. 

In a sit-down interview with People this week, Flair announced he will dedicate the remainder of his life to getting healthy. 

"I'll never drink again," Flair said. "I never want to go through this again."

Flair's trouble began on Aug. 11 when he called his fiancé, Wendy Barlow, and asked her to drive him to the hospital. Three days later, he was put on life support and placed into a medically-induced coma.

"The day he told me he had a stomach ache and he was feeling really bad and had to go was the day that saved his life because he was slowly dying," Barlow said. 

Flair was in the early stages of kidney failure and closing in on congestive heart failure. Doctors removed part of Flair's bowel and inserted a pacemaker. His family was told he had only a 20 percent chance of survival. 

Now, Flair feels lucky to be alive and is recovering at a convalescent center in Atlanta. 

"I crashed in an airplane and broke my back, I've been hit by lightning," Flair said. "But this is totally different. Anything I've been through before is nothing like this."

Flair, who is recognized by WWE as a record holder with 16 world champion reigns (tied with John Cena), also appeared on ESPN Radio's The Dan Le Batard Show on Thursday and detailed just how bad his drinking had been over the years. 

"Ten days on life support, it'll wake you up, man," Flair said. "Between 3,700 and 4,000 calories worth of booze -- soda or a splash of cranberry -- every day. Like 20 drinks a day."

Given a second chance at life, Flair said it was something his daughters, including WWE superstar Charlotte Flair, shared that motivated him to finally put his health first. 

"My daughters told me that [the doctor] said to go in and say goodbye to your daddy, he's not going to make it," Flair said. 

"What I remember [from the medically induced coma] was that I couldn't talk, but I could hear people talking about me. Which is even scarier."

Barlow credited the support of three people with helping her get through such a difficult ordeal. One was her daughter, Sophia, and another was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, one of Flair's closest friends, whom she called daily with updates. 

The third was Hulk Hogan, who visited Flair in Atlanta and presented him with a bible, personally inscribed by Hogan on the inside over, encouraging Flair upon recovery to share his story and become an inspiration to millions around the world. 

"Every single day [Hogan] checked in and he flew in and he prayed with Ric," Barlow told PeopleTV. "We sat and talked and we prayed. And since he was here and he gave the book to Ric, I read it to him every day." 

"You never saw two people that were mortal enemies in the wrestling business," Flair said. "We hated each other and now we are close like this."