WWE announcer Jerry Lawler collapses and hospitalized
N Wire Staff
(CNN) — Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show’s producers announced.
“Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night’s broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal,” a statement on WWE’s website said. “We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.”
Lawler passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole told viewers during a break in the televised program. Cole said the 62-year-old Lawler was in the emergency room and breathing on his own, but “this is an extremely serious situation.”
“This is not part of tonight’s entertainment,” Cole said. “This is a real-life situation.”
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