Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee is reporting that Lawler suffered a stroke at his home in Fort Meyers, Florida. He later underwent surgery and is said to be recovering at a Florida hospital.
Dutch Mantell took to Twitter to provide an update on “The King,” noting that he spoke with Lawler’s son Kevin who said that the WWE Hall of Famer was improving. He wrote,
“Just talked to Kevin…he said that he talked to the Dr. who said that Jerry is improving. He suffered some paralysis on his left side that he is now regaining use of. The Dr. said that Jerry should recover from this episode. Good luck Jerry.”
Dave Brown, a longtime friend of Lawler, provided an update to commercialappeal.com by noting that Lawler could move his legs and arms.
Lawler’s longtime commentary partner Jim Ross gave an update on Lawler’s condition by writing the following:
“I spoke very briefly with Jerry Lawler tonight. He’s obviously weak but I could understand his affected speech. Jerry’s prognosis is positive but he needs all our thoughts and prayers. #LoveYaKing”
Lawler previously suffered a stroke back in 2018, and had a heart attack during a live broadcast of WWE Raw back in 2012.