WWE Hall of Fame wrestler facing ‘very serious’ medical crisis

Jerry Lawler

Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered from a stroke on Monday.AP


Monday, Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a stroke.

The WWE Hall of Fame wrestler also underwent surgery and is recovering in a Florida hospital, reports Florida Action News 5.

Lawler, 73, suffered from the stroke in his home in Fort Myers.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports: Lawler is awake, but his situation is very serious.

In 2012, Lawler suffered a heart attack while live commentating an episode of WWE Raw that he nearly died from. He also suffered a stroke in 2018.

According to Wrestling Observer, Lawler last wrestled in January, and in 2022, he appeared in 10 matches. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fam in 2007.

Pro wrestler Ricky Morton tweeted of the situation: I hope my friend is going to okay. Love you, Jerry. Please direct good vibes, thoughts, & prayers to Jerry at this time. Genuinely appreciate it & hope to hear good news in the very near future.


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