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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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Mike L    

This was predictable. He was complaining of chest pains last week, and then they put him in a match this week? That was ****ing stupid!

590 days ago
17.

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

590 days ago
18.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Wrestler Chyna doing porno movies now....LOL.

Brooke Hogan...this is your future

590 days ago
19.

StevenJHake    

I blame Bret Hart. Lawler was always making jokes about Stu and Helen Hart,and we all know Bret holds grudges.

590 days ago
20.

LCS27    

WWE ( liars) x TMZ (liars) = (-) x (-) = + = it must be true. Therefore, good luck Jerry!

590 days ago
21.

Called    

I send in 3 tips, the pic above and called

590 days ago
22.

Freddy    

This is a sign for him to hang up the boots you have a nice cushy job sitting at ringside Jerry no need to go back inside ring again. Stay up bro.

590 days ago
23.

Stephanie    

Please please please let him be ok.. Its too soon!

590 days ago
24.

sc1432    

Praying for you Jerry...Get Well soon..Thoughts are with you.

590 days ago
25.

Yoda_Master    

Art imitating life and vice versa. Hope The King pulls through, but if not at least he went out doing what he loved. Hope to hear his voice again on RAW, but if not thank you for all the memories.

590 days ago
26.

Katherine    

Jery "The King" Lawler, i hope you get better soon, you are what WWE is all about, you will be in my prayers tonight and every night. Please get better soon. Love one of your greatest fans, Katherine.

590 days ago
27.

Throwback kid    

It's almost like the movie High Plains Drifter only instead of an old town there is a wresting ring, intead of Clint Eastwood as the stranger with no name you have the ghost of Andy Kaufman coming back to take his revenge in the spirit of an Avenging Angel, instead of the town of Lago you have the WWE. In fact I'm going to watch High Plains Drifter right now on DVD, what a great flick

590 days ago
28.

lbs    

Lawler, I hope you get better....RIP "JYD", " SHEEQ","HACKSAW"

590 days ago
29.

tgrfan42069    

vince continued a ppv right after owen hart died in the ring.the guy has no class.he was prob in the back saying hurry and get this guy away from the ring.the show must go on i need to make money

590 days ago
30.

Stephanie    

I hope he pulls through this. My thoughts and heart is with him .

590 days ago
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