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Jerry Lawler Collapses: WWE Announcer Received CPR, Rushed To Hospital During RAW [UPDATED]

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Longtime WWE wrestler, announcer and personality Jerry Lawler collapsed ringside during "RAW" in Montreal on Monday night, according to WWE.com.


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BREAKING: on : collapsed at announce desk, is receiving CPR, medical attention at Centre Bell.

Lawlor collapsed shortly after participating in a tag-team match, as reported by the New York Post. In describing the scene at Bell Centre in Montreal, Arda Ocal, a sports broadcaster in Canada, made certain to make it clear this was not a part of the show.


Arda Ocal
Something is going on with Jerry Lawler right now at the commentary table... It looks like he collapsed. Not part of show.

Describing himself on his official website as "simultaneously one of the most loved and hated men in pro wrestling," the 62-year-old Lawler is one of the most well-known personalities in wrestling after so many years in and around the ring. As news of his collapse spread, #PrayForLawler was quickly trending on Twitter.

WWE announcer Michael Cole kept fans at the event updated on Lawler's condition and the sports entertainment company kept Twitter followers aware of developments.


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Update from on : taken to local medical facility in Montreal, breathing on his own, receiving oxygen.

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Update from on : is "more responsive," "reacting to lights," awaiting CAT scan at ER.

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Update from on WWE : "His condition has stabilized. He's breathing on his own, and his heart is beating on its own."

UPDATE 1:34 a.m. EST: According to various reports, including Memphis Wrestling, Lawler suffered a heart attack and is in stable condition.


Memphis Wrestling
Can confirm Jerry Lawler did suffer a heart attack and is currently in stable condition at this time.

WrestlingNewsSource
From Lawler's Son & GF: "Jerry did have a heart attack…he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable."

Awful Announcing exchanged tweets with someone identifying himself as an associate producer for WWE Network, who also suggested that Lawler had suffered a heart attack.


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I work for WWE, and Jerry Lawler is a great person. We are hearing that it was a heart attack and are praying for the King.
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MONTREAL (AP) — Professional wrestling commentator Jerry Lawler collapsed at a World Wrestling Entertainment event at the Bell Centre on Monday night.

WWE.com says Lawler collapsed at the announcers' table and was taken from the arena to a hospital.

Broadcast partner Michael Cole addressed the television audience and said that the situation is "serious" but that Lawler is breathing on his own.

The 62-year-old Lawler mainly works on WWE broadcasts as a commentator but still occasionally wrestles.

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