WWE legend Jerry “The King” Lawler was rushed to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency on Monday, this according to multiple reports.
The 73-year-old had a stroke and underwent surgery at a Florida hospital, Action News 5 reports.
Pro wrestler Ricky Morton seemed to confirm Lawler’s status … tweeting, “I hope my friend is going to be okay. I love you, Jerry.”
“Please direct good vibes, thoughts, & prayers to Jerry at this time. Genuinely appreciate it & hope to hear good news in the very near future. ❤️”
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
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.
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