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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.

Story developing ...

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31.

John    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygdYBDgLje8 crappy copy but yeah...

Get well Jerry!

683 days ago
32.

Varlesh    

Jerry 'The King', you need to get well :)

683 days ago
33.

Katelyn    

Some of you people are rude as hell! The man had a heart attack! Show some respect!!!

683 days ago
34.

verlinda    

Most of the wrestler's diet consists of very high protein diets. I watched Randy Orton eat 3 grilled chicken breast and 2 steaks, and that was breakfast. What ever the cause, my prays are with you King, get well soon

683 days ago
35.

Keyser Söze    

Maybe it's to just hang up those tights and just color-comment from now on Jerry.

That may have been your body telling you "dude... we are way too old for this sh*t."

Get well soon, king.

682 days ago
36.

Stephanie    

Pull through Jerry. Wanna see you back in the ring !

682 days ago
37.

tammy thomas    

"Story developing" it's not a story dumbies! it's real life.

682 days ago
38.

Janet Malakian    

I hope you get better Jerry :)

682 days ago
39.

Alex S.    

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

682 days ago
40.

Dan    

Praying for you Jerry!

682 days ago
41.

Joybubble55    

Get well soon...

682 days ago
42.

Coco    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sbva1XHEUA&feature=share

682 days ago
43.

Don Martin    

It was Andy getting some payback from the beyond....

682 days ago
44.

deidra    

king get well soon raw won't be the same without you. best wishes and hurry back, i'm sure you can beat this, you're tough as nails

682 days ago
45.

crystal diggs    

Lawler u r in my prayers prayers goin up as i speak get well soon

682 days ago
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