Jerry “The King” Lawler makes progress after heart attack
WWE commentator and wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler is making amazing progress after he suffered from a heart attack earlier this week — and his son confirmed that Jerry is now awake, alert and responsive.
Media outlet TMZ was able to talk to Kevin Lawler, the son of 62-year-old Jerry “The King” Lawler, who said: “[Jerry] is hooked up to tubes and is still not able to speak … but he’s writing stuff on a notepad to talk to people.”
“Not just brief notes, but detailed stories which show he knows where he is and what is going on,” Kevin added.
Kevin also said that he and the rest of Jerry’s family were concerned if he suffered from any brain damage during his heart attack at the WWE “Monday Night Raw” event, because he was not breathing for several minutes. But after doctors performed multiple CT scans on the wrestler, the results confirmed that Jerry Lawler did not suffer from any brain damage.
As Lawler’s ex-wife, Stacy Carter, wrote on her Facebook page: “Great news for Jerry!!! The results from the test are in. He has NO brain damage!!!! I’m not sure what the next step is or when he can go home, but this is such awesome news!!!”
As it was previously reported, Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered from a heart attack on live television on September 10, during the taping of “Monday Night Raw” in Montreal, Quebec.
Medical personnel who were at the ringside immediately performed a CPR on Lawler for ten minutes in an attempt to revive the commentator. When he was rushed to a nearby hospital, he received seven shocks before doctors were able to get his heart back to a regular beat. Due to the length of time he was in cardiac arrest, brain damage was considered a real possibility.
Jerry “The King” Lawler — a pro wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer — is perhaps best known for his beef with comedian Andy Kaufman back in the 1980s. He has been part of the WWE broadcast team for 20 years now.
Also receiving much praise in the incident is Michael Cole — Jerry Lawler’s broadcast partner. Cole immediately signaled for help from the ringside doctor when the commentator collapsed. He provided updates on the condition of Lawler throughout the rest of the live broadcast, and he kept everyone calm while Lawler was being worked on next to him. Odd enough, Cole and Lawler have engaged in a lengthy feud in their on-air roles, even wrestling each other on a couple of occasions.