The latest on Jerry Lawler – including video

The story about Jerry Lawler’s heart attack and collapse last night on Raw has been covered in many major news sources this morning, and would probably be a lot more if it wasn’t the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Smith Hart, Bret Hart’s brother, said last night that Lawler was ‘clinically dead’ for 20 minutes before being revived by defibrilator. Smith heard this second-hand, from an independent wrestler named Jeremy Prophet, who was backstage at Raw last night.

WWE.com has the following statement on its website currently:

Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night’s broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal.  We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.

Here is video of Lawler being carried out. They take him into the crowd to avoid him being seen by the cameras as he was brought to the back for treatment.

Lawler’s girlfriend posted the following on her Facebook page:

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It has been confirmed that Jerry did have a heart attack…he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable. I’m getting on the first flight out of here to be with him & will keep everyone posted. He is a strong man and we will get him back at his best as soon as I can get him home! I love you so so much baby!

Lawler had wrestled earlier in the night in a tag match with Randy Orton against the team of Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk. Orton pinned Ziggler to win the match. If it turns out that this is Lawler’s last match, not bad company to have it with.