Jerry Lawler Undergoes Surgery Following Medical Emergency

Jerry Lawler hospitalised following a medical emergency

Jerry "The King" Lawler was rushed to hospital on Monday, February 6 after suffering a medical emergency. The WWE Hall of Famer has since undergone surgery and is recovering. 

Memphis-based TV station Action News 5 first reported that Lawler was recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke at his condo in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Longtime friend of Lawler's Dave Brown spoke to the Memphis Wrestling legend early Tuesday afternoon and told Commercial Appeal that he is optimistic Lawler will recover. 

"Some of the initial reports were just horrible, so I feel much better than I did 18 hours ago when I felt like I got hit in the face with a shovel. I was incredibly encouraged after I did a FaceTime. Jerry was alert. He talked to me. He could only say a couple words at a time, which is pretty normal. But (he) was able to move both legs and both arms. I feel very optimistic that he's eventually going to recover," Brown said. 

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has claimed Lawler suffered a blood blockage to the right side of his brain as opposed to a stroke. Lawler's son, Kevin, is in contact with WWE. 

Lawler was last seen on WWE programming during the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show on January 28. He has not been a full-time commentator on Monday Night Raw since April 2020. 

Lawler has dealt with health issues in the past, suffering a stroke in 2018. He also suffered a heart attack live on air during an episode of Raw in 2012. Despite his health issues, Lawler has continued to perform on the independent wrestling scene, last wrestling on January 21 when he defeated The Beer City Bruiser. 

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