WWE Hall of Fame wrestler and color commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a stroke on Monday at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.
Lawler, 73, was rushed to a hospital and underwent surgery.
He is currently recovering at the hospital.
BREAKING: Jerry "The King" Lawler suffers stroke and undergoes surgery at Florida hospital.
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UPDATE ON JERRY LAWLER: It has been confirmed that Jerry LAWLER suffered a stroke last night in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent a medical procedure. His latest condition is actually good and he is expected to recover. Good news. pic.twitter.com/D3MHMBMmb8
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Jerry Lawler underwent surgery and is recovering after suffering a stroke, per @WMCActionNews5
Wishing The King a speedy recovery 🙏 pic.twitter.com/5j09VzoQet
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) February 7, 2023
“Please direct good vibes, thoughts, & prayers to Jerry at this time. Genuinely appreciate it & hope to hear good news in the very near future,” professional wrestler Ricky Morton tweeted.
Please direct good vibes, thoughts, & prayers to Jerry at this time.
Genuinely appreciate it & hope to hear good news in the very near future. ❤️ https://t.co/TLcBP9EUH4
— Ricky Morton (@RealRickyMorton) February 7, 2023
Action News 5 reported:
Memphis wrestling legend Jerry Lawler is recovering after having a stroke at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.
Lawler, 73, has undergone surgery and is recovering at a Florida hospital.
Lawler celebrated his 50th anniversary in the wrestling ring back in 2020.
His storied career includes decades of wrestling in Memphis, with WWE, and traveling the world.
Lawler recently appeared at WWE’s Royal Rumble Show last month … where he was a commentator on the hour-long Kickoff Show panel with Booker T and Peter Rosenberg.
Jerry appeared to be fine that night … but the WWE Hall of Famer has had heart issues in the past, suffering a near-fatal cardiac arrest on a 2012 episode of Monday Night Raw. He also had a stroke in 2018.
Lawler — inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 — is signed to WWE, but has not been a full-time commentator since April 2020.
Lawler last wrestled against Scott Steiner in March 2022 at USA Pro Wrestling’s 29th Anniversary Show in Orlando.
“1st let me comment on some of the comments after this tweet of mine. The WWE has the same covid policy as MLB. If you’re fully vaccinated, you’re good to go. If not, you must still wear a mask at the event and be tested before an event,” Lawler tweeted in May 2021.
“Some people question why I waited so long to get vaccinated. It’s because I already had covid back around the 1st of the year I had antibodies and didn’t feel the need.”
Some people question why I waited so long to get vaccinated. It's because I already had covid back around the 1st of the year I had antibodies and didn't feel the need.
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) May 28, 2021
Jerry Lawler admits that he had previously been COVID-19 positive at the start of 2021 and says WWE wants its employees to be fully vaccinated by June.
Jerry “The King” Lawler has been a professional wrestler for 50 years and in that time, even though he had the first well-known Empty Arena Match against Terry Funk in the Mid-South Coliseum, he could have never imagined that a global pandemic would one day force the entire industry to operate without live audiences an attendance.
Now, as WWE prepares to resume a normal touring schedule beginning on July 16, Jerry Lawler has taken to Twitter to post a now-deleted photo of himself getting the COVID vaccine, explaining that WWE wants “everyone” to be vaccinated by June, before the Hell in a Cell Pay-per-view on June 20. Lawler would clarify his original tweet after deleting it.
“WWE called and said everyone needs to be fully vaccinated before the next pay per view in June, so here I am! Didn’t hurt a bit!!!” the now deleted tweet said.
Jerry Lawler gets COVID vaccine. Says WWE wants employees vaccinated before 6/20 Hell in a Cell PPV pic.twitter.com/mDIJTNtkKc
— Robert DeFelice | Fightful, WrestleZone (@dudefelice) May 28, 2021
The CDC announced last month they were investigating a “safety concern for ischemic stroke in people ages 65 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent.”
CDC Now Investigating “Possible” Connection Between Stroke and COVID Vaxx!
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