Jerry “The King” Lawler had to undergo surgery after stroke
WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a serious medical emergency on Monday. He is now recovering in a Florida hospital after undergoing surgery. It was first reported by Florida TV station Action News 5 who stated the 73-year-old WWE Legend had suffered a stroke in his Fort Myers, Florida, home.
Although it was initially reported as a stroke, Dave Meltzer is reporting it was not a stroke, but a blood blockage to the right side of Lawler’s brain. Meltzer also reported that Lawler was found outside his home face down and was rushed to the hospital.
No further update has been given regarding Lawler’s health. Meltzer said Lawler awoke from surgery and tried to talk, but couldn’t and has no feeling on the right side of his body.
Dutch Mantell took to social media later in the afternoon and tweeted that Lawler had regained some use of his arm, but his speech is still affected. Optimistically Mantell said “but he’s improving” about the WWE Hall of Famer.
It was noted that WWE is in contact with Lawler’s son Kevin who is flying to Florida to be with his father.
Jerry Lawler Has Wrestled With His Health
He has dealt with health issues in the past, including both heart and a stroke back in 2018. Most notably he suffered a heart attack that nearly killed him during an epsiode of WWE Monday Night Raw in 2012.
Lawler had competed in a tag team match earlier in the evening. The heart attack occured after the match, when Lawler returned to his seat to resume commentary.
Lawler was last seen on WWE TV during the Royal Rumble pre-show.
The King Still Wrestles Indie Shows
Although he has past health issues, Lawler has remained active in the ring still working indie shows. His last match was in January, before that he wrestled ten matches in 2022, primarily in the Southeastern U.S.
Jerry Lawler continues to show signs of recovery and improvement. He has support from friends, fans and family. We wish him a speedy, safe recovery. Keep an eye on WrestlingRepublic.com for any updates or news on The King.
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