Jerry Lawler is recovering in Florida after he suffered a stroke on Monday.
WWE legend Jerry Lawler shared some good news on social media after suffering a “massive stroke” on Monday in Florida. The 73-year-old is currently recovering in a Florida hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
The update came from Lawler’s official Twitter account stating:
“Update on Jerry: After suffering a massive Stroke Monday. He is now recovering in a Fort Myers, FL hospital. His speech is limited, but with rehabilitation will regain a full recovery. He thanks everyone for the continued prayers and will be back in the near future.”
Jerry Lawler Continues To Recover
On Monday, Memphis outlet Action News 5 reported that Lawler suffered a stroke at his Fort Meyers home and was taken to the hospital for surgery. He suffered a previous stroke in 2018 and a heart attack in 2012 during a live episode of WWE’s Raw.
Since beginning his career in 1970, Lawler has made an impact in and out of the ring. He became a well-known voice around the WWE in the late 1990s when he began broadcasting alongside Jim Ross. Lawler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.
Fellow Hall-of-Famer Jim Ross shared an update of his own on Wednesday morning.
“I spoke very briefly with Jerry Lawler (Tuesday night). He’s obviously weak but I could understand his affected speech. Jerry’s prognosis is positive but he needs all our thoughts and prayers.”
Jerry Lawler made his most recent appearance with the WWE during the reshow for the Royal Rumble, which took place on Jan. 28 in San Antonio. He remains a legendary voice around the organization.