Jerry Lawler in Hospital


It’s been a while since we’ve had a Wrestling article at but this one is actually making me anxious.

Monday, Sept 10th 2012 – WWE Raw was being broadcast from Montreal Canada. Around 7:30 (pacific time) color commentator, Michael Cole announces that Jerry “The King” Lawler has been brought to the locker room, where EMT’s are performing CPR on the Hall of Famer. Lawler had collapsed at the commentary desk. Sounds like a heart attack to me.. but i’m not there and i’m no doctor.

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UPDATE at 10:20 p.m. ET: After coming back from a commercial break, Michael Cole, while holding back tears, announced that Lawler had collapsed ringside and was taken to the back where they are currently performing CPR.

UPDATE at 10:27 p.m. ET: They just ran an entire match between Sheamus and David Otunga, entrances and all, with Cole remaining completely silent on commentary. He never said a word, although cameras caught him looking at the empty chair next to him. This is eerie and has quickly become extremely uncomfortable. With Bret Hart there and scheduled to come back out and a man’s life apparently hanging in the balance, this all just feels so wrong and bad. The show is going on, though.

UPDATE at 10:32 p.m. ET: Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer tweets: “Apparently there is some discussion of scrapping the rest of the show.” Heat of the moment, right now, sitting here and feeling this in my home, that feels like the right call. I can’t imagine what it’s like for those in attendance or those being asked to continue working.

UPDATE at 10: 38 p.m. ET: Michael Cole announces that Lawler has been taken to a hospital and is receiving oxygen. He is breathing on his own but the situation remains dire. Out of respect for Lawler, they will go the rest of the show without commentary and hopefully be able to give us another update before the show goes off the air.

UPDATE at 10:55pm ET: Michael Cole announces that Lawler is in an isolated ICU, and is starting to respond to light. They’re prepping him for a CAT scan.

Author: Jethal