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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!

750 days ago
32.

Varlesh    

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

750 days ago
33.

Katelyn    

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

750 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

750 days ago
35.

Stephanie    

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

750 days ago
36.

tammy thomas    

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

750 days ago
37.

Janet Malakian    

I hope you get better Jerry :)

750 days ago
38.

Alex S.    

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

750 days ago
39.

Dan    

Praying for you Jerry!

750 days ago
40.

Joybubble55    

Get well soon...

750 days ago
41.

Coco    

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

750 days ago
42.

Don Martin    

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

750 days ago
43.

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

750 days ago
44.

crystal diggs    

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

750 days ago
45.

Dennis Johnson    

I hope he gets better..........may-be now he will quit asking Vince to please let me be in the ring and part of a pre match pro mo.I mean he is always bothering Vince with this get back in the ring crap.Ego-Ego-Ego......it will get you killed everytime.

750 days ago
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