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Jerry 'The King' Lawler

Hospitalized

Heart Attack at WWE Event

9/11/2012 5:30 AM PDT UPDATED: 9/10/2012 11:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffered a heart attack at a WWE event.
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10:42 PM PT -- A rep for the WWE tells TMZ .., "Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during Monday night's broadcast of 'Monday Night Raw' in Montreal."

The rep adds, "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family."

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Wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler was rushed to the ER tonight after collapsing at a WWE event in Montreal, Quebec ... but is now breathing on his own.

62-year-old Lawler -- who famously battled Andy Kaufman back in the '80s -- was sitting ringside to commentate on a match when he suddenly collapsed.

An emergency response crew rushed to his side and performed CPR on Lawler.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. The WWE says Lawler is now breathing on his own.

Lawler had wrestled inside the ring roughly 30 minutes before he collapsed.

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1.

Phishie from Philly    

Lawler, you are 62 man. It's time to be just an announcer. Hope you get better quick.
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Phishie from Philly

722 days ago
2.

Kenneth34    

Lawler I hope ur alright bro

722 days ago
3.

Mazor    

All these years of lying about Kaufman being dead are weighing heavy on him.

722 days ago
4.

Scott Levy    

Damn, I hope Jerry pulls through.

722 days ago
5.

kerrplunk    

Breathe in, breathe out. You'll be fine!

722 days ago
6.

NoToesJR    

That elbow drop to his chest probably did it. Probably botched the move.

722 days ago
7.

MrHarrybawls2010    

The Honky Tonk Man smashing his guitar over Jerry's head didn't help things....r.i.p. you will be missed

722 days ago
8.

Rich    

Update from @MichaelCole on WWE #RAW: "His condition has stabilized. He's breathing on his own, and his heart is beating on its own."

722 days ago
9.

LadyN    

This was not a work. I just know there will be a ton of people saying so. It seems as though he may have had a stroke or aneurysm but there is a possibility it was a heart attack. They did have to revive him with CPR. I am praying for Jerry!

722 days ago
10.

Mikey    

The ghost of Andy Kaufman has returned to exact his revenge!

722 days ago
11.

Mikey    

Or was it the ghost of Macho Man?

722 days ago
12.

MrHarrybawls2010    

In other news Hulk Hogan and his entire family are complete white trash.

722 days ago
13.

Diamond Goddess!    

RRRRRROOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIDDDSSSSS!

Jus' sayin'!

722 days ago
14.

Big T    

totally 100% the wwe's fault, with so many other wrestlers on their roster they keep coming up with story lines for a 62 year old announcer, what a load of crap. i also put the same comment on their website but they never posted it, i wonder why!

722 days ago
15.

tgrfan42069    

wwe needs to learn when to end a match in situations like this.continued the ppv after owen died.the continues the match while king was fighting for his life at ring side.another black eye

722 days ago
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