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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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61.

Bagheera    

Rather than continue to condemn WWE for going on with with the show, why don't you condemn the USA network for continuing to broadcast the show knowing they may have just aired the death of a man.
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Some times, the best way to deal with a scary situation is to continue to work. Keep your minds off of the worst case scenario. Occupy yourself.
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Hopefully Jerry pulls through. I doubt a full recovery is possible, given the details provided (not breathing for 20+ minutes. Brain damage occurs after 5 minutes without breathing).

773 days ago
62.

DUBY DAYTONA    

GOD BLESS JERRY GET WELL..........

773 days ago
63.

DUBY DAYTONA    

YO VINCE CAN I BORROW 1K........

773 days ago
64.

Charles    

had a heart attack 4 years ago they are not fun wondering why cmpunk had to pick on u the last few weeks this sure dont get him respectshows how much of a ass he is

773 days ago
65.

chris    

the show cant be done with out jerry!

773 days ago
66.

Douglas Davis    

Dear Jerry,

You are in my prayers and thoughts. Hope you get better soon. Thanks for all your hard work on WWE

773 days ago
67.

Them Nuts    

i feel bad for him

773 days ago
68.

Todd    

Anybody who knows anything about the man will know that he never drank, smoked or did a drug in his life. As far as Diamond Goddess' claiming "Roids" ****ing look at the guy...You're a moron, people will always have preconceived notions about Pro-Wrestling but this man was the antithesis of all of them. Yes the WWE let Lawler wrestle on the show but little do they know that Lawler willingly went to wrestle on independent shows each and every week across the country because he loved to wrestle. The dude was always pudgy, had a love affair with Coca-Cola http://youtu.be/p7Szwz_s6fU?t=1m40s (best shape he was ever in, 10 years ago...) and lived in Memphis... And I'm sorry but you southerners aren't exactly known for your healthy cuisine... Bottom line is that his son has just posted an update saying he had a clogged artery. A wrestling match didn't give him a heart attack and as far as he was concerned, felt great. stop pointing fingers.

773 days ago
69.

Memphis Fan    

I feel like I know Jerry "the King" Lawler, since I grew up watching him on TV for years.
Get well soon. I am now 57 and rememer all the loudmouth talking. Laughing made my day.
Prayers for you and family.

773 days ago
70.

clifford    

your a good man and god know you need to get will s o we can see you go on get will . I woch you for a long time so you to get WILL

773 days ago
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