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Dutch Mantell Gives Update On Jerry Lawler Following Stroke & Surgery

February 7, 2023 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE 2: Dutch Mantell has provided an update on Jerry Lawler following the latter’s stroke on Tuesday. Mantell posted to Twitter, noting that he had spoken with Lawler’s son Kevin and that the WWE Hall of Famer was improving.

Mantell wrote:

“Just talked to Kevin…he said that he talked to the Dr. who said that Jerry is improving. He suffered some paralysis on his left side that he is now regaining use of. The Dr. said that Jerry should recover from this episode. Good luck Jerry.”

UPDATE: Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee has more details on the hospitalization of Jerry Lawler. According to the report, Lawler suffered a stroke at his home in Fort Meyers, Florida. He later underwent surgery and is said to be recovering at a Florida hospital.

The report notes that Lawler previously suffered a stroke in 2018. Fans will also recall he suffered a heart attack live on WWE Raw in September 2012.

WWE and Lawler’s family have not yet issued any details publicly regarding Lawler. We send our best wishes to him at this time.

ORIGINAL: PWInsider reports that WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Jerry Lawler was hospitalized after suffering a “serious” medical episode yesterday afternoon. According to the report, Lawler suffered the medical episode while he was staying at his condo in Florida. Lawler reportedly went out to lunch with his friends, and sometime later, he became ill and was rushed to the hospital.

Word on the issue started to spread after wrestler Ricky Morton commented on Lawler via his personal Twitter account. He wrote earlier today, “I hope my friend is going to okay. Love you, Jerry.”

Lawler, age 73, is currently hospitalized. He last appeared for WWE as part of the panel for the Royal Rumble 2023 Kickoff pre-show. He also appeared at the Raw XXX Anniversary show earlier that week.

On behalf of 411, we send our best wishes to Jerry Lawler and his family at this time.

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