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Jerry 'The King' Lawler Released From Hospital

9/17/2012 1:15 PM PDT

Jerry 'The King' Lawler -- Released From Hospital After Heart Attack

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MAJOR GOOD NEWS for Jerry "The King" Lawler ... the wrestling legend was just released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack last week ... TMZ has learned.

The WWE just released a statement to TMZ ... saying, "Jerry 'The King' Lawler has been released from a Montreal medical facility and will be heading home in the next several days."

The statement continues, "We continue to wish Jerry all the best, and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the future.”

As we previously reported, Lawler nearly died after suffering the heart attack on live TV during a taping of "Monday Night Raw."

No word on when ... or if ... he plans to return to the announcer's booth. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

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