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Jerry 'The King' Lawler

'Awake, Alert and Responsive'

9/12/2012 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0912-jerry-lawler-tmzJerry "The King" Lawler is making tremendous progress after suffering a heart attack earlier this week ... and is now awake, alert and responsive ... this according to Lawler's son.

TMZ spoke with Kevin Lawler ... who tells us, "[Jerry] is hooked up to tubes and is still not able to speak … but he's writing stuff on a notepad to talk to people."

"Not just brief notes, but detailed stories which show he knows where he is and what is going on.”

Kevin says the family was concerned about brain damage because Jerry wasn't breathing for several minutes after suffering the heart attack ... but doctors say so far, it appears Lawler's brain is fine.

As we previously reported, 62-year-old Lawler suffered the heart attack on live TV on Sept. 10 during a taping of "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal.

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Sophie    

Hooray! Get better Jerry!

714 days ago
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Heather    

But how does Nick "the murderer" Hogan feel TMZ? We all know that is all you really care about.

714 days ago
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lbs    

"The Kings" back .......

714 days ago
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LadyN    

Such a relief. He had to be shocked 7 times before he was revived according to his son Brian. That's a long time to go without oxygen. Glad Jerry seems to doing well!

714 days ago
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verlinda    

LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!

714 days ago
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John    

Thats extremely good news!! watching Jerry and Andy back in the 80's got me into wrestling.. I loved the old AWA NWA shows...

Jerry has been a pretty good guy for the sport. He loves his job but he loves making the fans happy more. He is one of the most respected wrestlers of all time and its mostly because of his attitude towards the business.

Get well soon Jerry.. its not the same...

714 days ago
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R. Cortez    

He kind of looks like a broken down Matt Damon.

714 days ago
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TheEric    

And American's can't have socialized medicine why? The argument that it doesn't work and that you have to wait too long for treatment is obvious bunk.

714 days ago
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redheadedgypsy    

Yeah, Lawlers the idiot who couldn't get the comedic genius of Andy Kaufman, took his insults serious and pile drived Andy injuring him severely where his health did a tailspin and he died. Yeah Lawlers a great guy alright.

714 days ago
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slunkiinettos    

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714 days ago
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jeff    

LAWLER FOR THE GOLD 2013!

714 days ago
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slunkiinettos    

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Dixie    

Jerry The King Lawler is tough and he will pull through this. Glad to hear that he is awake, alert and responsive. Get well soon Jerry, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hail to the King!

714 days ago
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