Jerry Lawler Health Update After Medical Emergency

Latest on Jerry 'The King' Lawler, who suffered an emergency in his home this week.

Jerry Lawler

Jerry 'The King' Lawler is seemingly on the mend after suffering a serious medical issue earlier this week.

Action News 5 reported on Tuesday that the 73-year-old had undergone surgery at a Florida hospital after a stroke. Later, the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer reported that Lawler hadn't suffered a stroke, but a blood blockage on the right side of his brain. Jerry was reportedly found face-down outside of his home prior to being taken to the hospital.

Meltzer added that after waking up following surgery, Lawler couldn't talk - and had no feeling on his right side.


Dutch Mantell, meanwhile, has stated that Lawler is in "good condition." On top of this, he is expected to make a recovery.

Lawler has unfortunately been stricken by several serious medical incidents over the past 11 years. In September 2012, the Memphis wrestling legend suffered a heart attack during a live episode of WWE Raw. Six years later, in 2018, he had his first stroke, sending him to the ICU and rendering him unable to talk for three days. He went on to make a full recovery.

Best wishes to Jerry as he recovers from this latest health scare.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.