WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler recovering from stroke

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a stroke and is now recovering at a Fort Myers, Florida, hospital, in response to an announcement posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Lawler, 73, additionally suffered a stroke in 2018. In 2012, he collapsed whereas broadcasting on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” after a coronary heart assault.

The King is finest identified for his commentary work on Raw broadcasts alongside Jim Ross within the Nineties and 2000s. Lawler can also be a wrestling legend who starred in Memphis in the course of the Seventies and ’80s. He grew to fame when he feuded with comic Andy Kaufman.

“His speech is limited, but with rehabilitation will regain a full recovery,” stated the statement on his Twitter account, which was accompanied by images of Lawler within the hospital with legendary supervisor Jimmy Hart. “He thanks everyone for the continued prayers and will be back in the near future.”

Lawler began with the then-WWF in 1992 as a commentator earlier than he made his in-ring debut the next yr with an entertaining program with Bret Hart. Lawler final appeared on WWE programming final month as a part of a preshow panel forward of the Royal Rumble.

Even in his 70s, Lawler has continued to often wrestle on the unbiased scene. He most just lately had a match with Scott Steiner in March 2022.

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