Jerry “The King” Lawler Reportedly “Still Struggling With His Health”

Jerry “The King” Lawler is hanging in there.

On the latest episode of Jim Ross’ “Grilling J.R.” podcast, the fellow WWE Hall of Fame legend and former longtime on-air broadcast partner of the aforementioned Memphis Wrestling legend gave an update on the health issues that “The King” has been dealing with as of late.

As noted, Lawler suffered what was reported to be a stroke, and was hospitalized in February of 2023 as a result. He would go on to make a pre-recorded appearance at the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony during WrestleMania 39 Weekend a couple of months later, but has been relatively quiet since then.

“Good Ole’ J.R.” noted on his “Grilling J.R. The Dark Side of Mid-South” podcast this week that he spoke with his longtime friend and shared the update on Jerry Lawler’s health.

“I talked to Lawler just the other day,” Ross said during the show. “He’s still struggling with his health. He’s got good doctors, and they think they have identified many of the issues, but he’s not out of the woods yet in terms of achieving a good level of health.”

Ross continued, “As always when we talk, his voice starts off a little bit weak and then it gets stronger as he talks and we laugh and we tell stories with each other.”

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