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Wed Apr 23 16:12:21 SAST 2014

WWE commentator Lawler in hospital

Sapa-AP | 11 September, 2012 11:160 Comments
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Professional wrestling commentator Jerry Lawler has collapsed during a World Wrestling Entertainment event.

A statement from the WWE said that Lawler suffered a heart attack at the announcers’ table Monday night and was taken from the Bell Centre to a hospital.

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

“We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future,” the WWE said in its statement. “Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.” 

Though the 62-year-old Lawler occasionally wrestles, he mainly works on WWE broadcasts as a commentator.

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