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“Scary Story”, “Bro, Don’t Do This”: Jerry Lawler’s Much-Awaited Health Update After Suffering a Stroke Leaves Everyone Emotional

Published 02/08/2023, 12:35 AM EST

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Life is uncertain, as anything can happen at any given time. Over the last few months, many wrestling fans saw their favorite wrestlers facing severe health issues and being admitted at the hospital. However, after Superstar Billy Graham, a few hours ago, one more wrestling legend, Jerry Lawler, was rushed to the hospital for suffering a stroke.

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A few hours ago, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler suffered a stroke. He was quickly taken to the hospital and underwent surgery as per Action News 5. Even though the 73-year-old is recovering and awake now, his condition is serious as Dave Meltzer shared on Twitter.

He wrote, “Lawler is awake, but his situation is very serious.”

The WWE Hall of Famer was at his Fort Myers, Florida, home when he suffered a stroke. Previously, he suffered a heart attack on the Raw episode that was telecasted on September 10, 2012. Cole thought Lawler was snoring during commentary, but quickly understood it was a heart attack.

After Cole notified the WWE doctor, EMT’s showed up quickly and rushed the Memphis wrestling legend to the hospital. He recovered and returned to commentary a few months later.

Fans shared their prayers to WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry Lawler

Jerry Lawler is a huge name in professional wrestling. Even at 73 years old, he wrestles occasionally and fans do like to see the legend in the ring. As the news circulated about his stroke, fans quickly shared their support and prayers through social media. Below are some of those reactions.

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Fans share their prayers and support for the wrestling legend.


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Get well soon King.

Few fans were shocked after learning about this news!

Some of the followers of Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler shared their reactions on Instagram

“My heart jumped for a minute I ain’t even wanna click on the post but speedy recovery king”

“Y’all scared me man  praying for a speedy recovery”

“prayers up to one of the all time greats”

“Losing Jay Briscoe this year has made any health problems with wrestlers a scary thing. Rest well and come back strong King!”

“Bro don’t do this sh*t to us. Wishing him the best”


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Lawler has won multiple championships across his 50-year wrestling career. In 2020, the WWE Hall of Famer celebrated 50 years in the business as an active wrestler.


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Moreover, he is one of the most loved commentators in WWE over the years.

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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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Rohini Kottu