Updated again: A WWE representative released a statement to TMZ;
“Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during Monday night’s broadcast of ‘Monday Night Raw’ in Montreal. We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.”
Update: Smith Hart, the brother of WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart who was backstage last night at Raw, told friends he Lawler was “clinically dead” for twenty minutes before being revived by a defibrillator.
He wrote on Twitter, “According to my friend Jeremy Prophet who was backstage at RAW, Jerry was clinically dead for 20 min before being brought back by defibrilat.”
Update: Jerry Lawler’s girlfriend Lauryn McBride confirmed Lawler had suffered a heart attack;
“Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It has been confirmed that Jerry did have a heart attack…he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable. I’m getting on the first flight out of here to be with him & will keep everyone posted. He is a strong man and we will get him back at his best as soon as I can get him home! I love you so so much baby!!”
During last night’s episode of WWE RAW, the commentary suddenly cut midway through the second half of the show. Michael Cole then took to the camera full of tears and worry and reported that Jerry “The King” Lawler had passed out at commentary. He informed us that Lawler had collapsed to the floor and was taken backstage via a stretcher and was then given CPR. After that he was taken to the local Montreal Hospital where he is in isolation recieving cat scans and is breathing with oxygen.
Jerry Lawler had just competed in a wrestling match earlier on in the night where we teamed with Randy Orton against CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. In this match Jerry performed two diving fist drops within approximately ten seconds of each other. Michael Cole has stated for a third time during the show that “This is not apart of our entertainment” To conclude the RAW broadcast Michael Cole said that Jerry Lawler’s condition has stabalised, his breathing and heart beat has stabalised and his chest and head is being cat scanned.
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