Jerry Lawler underwent surgery

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Jerry Lawler underwent surgery

During yesterday evening, news emerged online that Jerry Lawler had been hospitalized for a bad illness he had at his home in Fort Myers. According to the first reports about the athlete, Jerry suffered a stroke, which initially paralyzed the Hall of Famer's whole face and then knocked him unconscious.

After being hospitalized, it appears Jerry Lawler also underwent surgery to fix the situation, with US news outlet Action 5 News also reporting: "Memphis wrestling legend Jerry Lawler is currently hospitalized after suffering a stroke at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.

Lawler, 73, underwent an operation and is now hospitalized in a Florida hospital. Lawler celebrated his 50th anniversary in the wrestling ring in 2020. His storied career includes decades wrestling in Memphis, with the WWE and traveling the globe”.

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Through a report on its website, PW Insider had made it known how the legend Jerry Lawler was currently in hospital in critical condition following a health problem that had suddenly struck him.

The site reported: “PWInsider.com is sad to inform you that WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time, Jerry Lawler suffered a medical episode while staying at his home in Florida yesterday afternoon.

The story that has been making the rounds is that Lawler had been out for lunch with his friends and sometime after lunch he fell ill and was taken to hospital. PWInsider.com learned of the matter last night, but out of respect to Lawler and his family, chose not to report it.

Earlier in the day, the news began to spread after Ricky Morton publicly expressed his best wishes to Lawler. As neither Lawler's family nor WWE have released an official statement, we are choosing not to report the nature of the issue.

Lawler, 73, had just appeared on the WWE Royal Rumble 2023 Kickoff Show panel two weeks ago and had an autograph session in Florida over the weekend. He is currently hospitalized and everyone here wishes him and his family the best in the days to come” and we at World Wrestling obviously join our colleagues in wishing Jerry Lawler a speedy recovery.

Considering their long-standing friendship, Jim Ross was able to talk to the veteran and provide an update with a tweet. "I spoke very briefly with @JerryLawler⁩ 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".

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