Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

WWE Announcer Jerry Lawler Suffers Heart Attack On ‘Monday Night Raw’

Tue, September 11, 2012 9:21am EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
Getty Images

Our thoughts are with Jerry, 62, who was rushed to the hospital during the show’s Sept. 10 broadcast.

UPDATE: (9/17/12) The WWE has sent word that, “Jerry “The King” Lawler has been released from a Montreal medical facility and will be heading home in the next several days. We continue to wish Jerry all the best, and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the future.”

WWE fans worldwide are wishing a speedy recovery to Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack Sept. 10 during the live taping of Monday Night Raw in Montreal. Shortly after his match with Randy Orton against Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk, Jerry returned to his seat at the announcers table and collapsed.

Jerry’s fellow announcer Michael Cole addressed viewers during the show with this chilling, and very candid, statement:

“Let me preface this by saying this is not part of tonight’s entertainment; this is a real-life situation. My broadcast colleague, Jerry “The King” Lawler, earlier on tonight, collapsed mid-match while on commentary. He fell out of his chair to the floor below. Doctors were here immediately. Emergency personel stretchered him out of the arena to the back, where he received CPR. We were told when he left the building to go a medical center, he was breathing on his own, but was of course receiving oxygen. … We’re being told that Jerry is more responsive. … He’s reacting to lights in his eyes. He’s in the isolated portion of the emergency room as we speak, and he is awaiting a CAT Scan. We’re told, in typical Jerry Lawler fashion, he’s fighting hard. Again, King, pull through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Come on, King, get through this.”

The WWE released the following statement on its official website: “We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.”

Now semi-retired from the ring, Jerry made his WWE (then WWF) debut in 1992 as an announcer for WWF Superstars of Wrestling, and has since become a staple of the WWE universe.

Watch Michael’s address to viewers below, then drop a comment with your best wishes for Jerry’s quick recovery:

— Andy Swift


More WWE news on

  1. WWE Superstar John Cena Slams ‘Gossip Girl’ Couple Chuck & Blair
  2. Russ Says: WWE Studios “The Reunion” Is John Cena’s Best Film
  3. The 25th Anniversary Of WWE’s SummerSlam Invades Los Angeles This Weekend