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Jerry Lawler Collapses: WWE Announcer Received CPR, Rushed To Hospital During RAW

Jerry Lawler Collapses: WWE Announcer Received CPR, Rushed To Hospital During RAW


Longtime WWE wrestler, announcer and personality Jerry Lawler collapsed ringside during “RAW” in Montreal on Monday night, according to


BREAKING: @MichaelCole on #RAW: @JerryLawler collapsed at announce desk, is receiving CPR, medical attention at Centre Bell.


Lawlor collapsed shortly after participating in a tag-team match, as reported by the New York Post. In describing the scene at Bell Centre in Montreal, Arda Ocal, a sports broadcaster in Canada, made certain to make it clear this was not a part of the show.

Arda Ocal@arda_ocalArda Ocal

Something is going on with Jerry Lawler right now at the commentary table… It looks like he collapsed. Not part of show.


Describing himself on his official website as “simultaneously one of the most loved and hated men in pro wrestling,” the 62-year-old Lawler is one of the most well-known personalities in wrestling after so many years in and around the ring. As news of his collapse spread, #PrayForLawler was quickly trending on Twitter.

WWE announcer Michael Cole kept fans at the event updated on Lawler’s condition and the sports entertainment company kept Twitter followers aware of developments.


Update from @MichaelCole on #RAW: @JerryLawler taken to local medical facility in Montreal, breathing on his own, receiving oxygen.



Update from @MichaelCole on #RAW: @JerryLawler is “more responsive,” “reacting to lights,” awaiting CAT scan at ER. #PrayForLawler



Update from @MichaelCole on WWE #RAW: “His condition has stabilized. He’s breathing on his own, and his heart is beating on its own.”


UPDATE 1:34 a.m. EST: According to various reports, including Memphis Wrestling, Lawler suffered a heart attack and is in stable condition.

Memphis Wrestling@MemphisRasslinMemphis Wrestling

Can confirm Jerry Lawler did suffer a heart attack and is currently in stable condition at this time.



From Lawler’s Son & GF: “Jerry did have a heart attack…he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable.” #raw #wwe


Awful Announcing exchanged tweets with someone identifying himself as an associate producer for WWE Network, who also suggested that Lawler had suffered a heart attack.


@awfulannouncing I work for WWE, and Jerry Lawler is a great person. We are hearing that it was a heart attack and are praying for the King.



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