Jerry Lawler collapses during WWE Monday Night Raw


UPDATE 2: It was a heart attack.

UPDATE 1: As the show went off the air, Michael Cole said that Lawler was breathing on his own at the hospital, and his heart was beating on its own. 

According to reports from the Wrestling Observer website, professional wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler collapsed during tonight's WWE Monday Night Raw broadcast. Reports have confirmed that it isn't a wrestling storyline.

During a match, an incident occurred where Lawler experienced a seizure-like attack and fell to the floor. Medical attention was given to Lawler on the arena floor and he was taken backstage.

The WWE announced during the broadcast that Lawler was taken to a Montreal-area hospital and had begun breathing on his own. 

Michael Cole, his broadcast partner, announced before the broadcast ended that Lawler responded to light shined in his eyes and was scheduled to undergo a CAT scan. Besides updates on Lawler's condition, Cole has remained silent for the rest of the broadcast and the matches have gone on without any commentary.

Lawler, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, appeared in the Jim Carrey movie "Man on the Moon," playing himself. Lawler famously interacted with comedian Andy Kaufman, including an incident on the David Letterman Show where they had a famous interaction that resulted in Lawler slapping Kaufman across the face. Unlike tonight's incident, that was scripted.

We will keep you posted when updates are made public.

- WWE Monday Night RAW
- Jerry Lawler

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 10th, 2012, 8:00 pm



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Message Posted On Sep 10th, 2012, 8:06 pm

This is so sad. I hope he recovers.

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