Wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler had to be rushed to the hospital on February 6 after he suffered a stroke. The WWE Hall of Famer was out for lunch with his friends in Florida, after which the medical emergency arose.
Lawler has remained active in the wrestling world despite being 73 years old now. He previously had a heart attack in 2012 after participating in a tag team match. Continue reading to know more about his health condition.
Jerry “The King” Lawler Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke
Lawler has been staying at his home in Fort Myers, Florida, in recent years. The local media has reported that on Monday, he suffered a stroke after a lunch outing with his friends and had to be taken to the hospital. Lawler was reportedly found unconscious outside his home in the parking lot, with his face down.
A source close to the wrestler has revealed that he had a blood blockage on the right side of his brain. Lawler has undergone surgery and is currently recovering in the hospital. He is said to be conscious now but is unable to talk and has no sensation on the right side of his body. Neither the wrestler’s reps nor his family has commented on the matter yet.
Lawler’s Friends Send their Prayers
Rock N’ Roll Express legend Ricky Morton first broke the news to the world as he tweeted, “I hope my friend is going to okay. Love you, Jerry.” Fellow Hall of Famer Ric Flair also sent his prayers and wrote, “We Are Praying For You @JerryLawler!”
Wrestler Dutch Mantel tweeted, “I just heard today that my old friend, Jerry Lawler is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. Details are sketchy but I hope he’s all right.” Wrestling journalist Raj Giri wrote, “My thoughts are with Jerry Lawler, who had a stroke and underwent surgery at a Florida hospital. Hope you have a speedy recovery King!”
The Wrestler Suffered a Heart Attack in 2012
After competing in a RAW match in September 2012, Lawler collapsed on returning to the commentary table. It was later revealed that he had suffered a heart attack. The incident was aired live on television. At the time, the wrestler recovered in a few weeks and returned to the ring just two months later.
Last year, he talked about the episode in an interview and said, “A lot of people don’t realize this. I’ve tried to tell it, but a lot of people don’t know ten years ago, Dolph Ziggler is the guy that caused me to have a cardiac arrest.”
“His blunt trauma to my chest during the match that we had, me and Randy Orton against Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk, he gave me 10 elbows to my chest and that trauma caused my heart to stop. He’s a killer and he needs to get some — I was so glad to see [Baron Corbin] do what he did tonight to that idiot Dolph Ziggler. It was so great,” he added.
Apart from appearing in the ring, Lawler has also worked as an anchor and commentator. In 2022, he took part in 10 matches. His latest ring appearance was in January this year against The Beer City Bruiser in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
We wish Jerry Lawler a speedy recovery! Stay tuned for more news and updates.