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    Jerry Lawler collapses during 'Monday Night Raw,' taken to hospital
    September 10, 2012, 9:50 p.m.

    Jerry "The King" Lawler, a commentator on WWE's "Monday Night Raw" television show, collapsed during tonight's live telecast and has been rushed to a Montreal hospital. In the world of pro wrestling, which tries to blur the line between real life and entertainment, this is all too real.

    Lawler had stopped breathing and was given CPR at the arena. He collapsed during a match between the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. The Prime Time Players, during which most people in the stands could be seen watching the commentator area (which is off camera during matches) instead of the match.

    Broadcast partner Michael Cole later gave an update, saying Lawler collapsed during the match and was immediately tended to by ringside doctors, who began performing CPR.

    Lawler, 62, had competed in a match earlier in the evening, teaming with Randy Orton against CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. He appeared in an on-camera segment just before collapsing and seemed fine.

    An obviously emotional Cole gave updates on Lawler throughout the rest of the show. The final update was that Lawler was breathing on his own, was reacting to stimuli but was in isolated ER and awaiting further tests.

    (Update at 9:49 p.m.: It is believed Lawler suffered a stroke.)
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    Wow....prayers to The King and his family for a speedy recovery. They stopped comentating on the matches after this happened which was very wierd but understandable. Thank god the WWE has doctors ringside or this could have been much worse.
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    My prayers are going out to Jerry. I always liked him.

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    Last report he's in critical but stable condition. I was watching at work and left when he and Orton were beating up a couple of young guys. When I got home, I heard about the incident. some thought it was a work but they said Cole was visibly upset. That doesn't happen unless it's real. Yes these guys are "actors" but no one can act that well.
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    Cole said on air that a lot of what they do is fake (Vince McMahon told me, when I met him, that he refers to it as 'Theatrical Athleticism'), but what was happening with Jerry was not fake.

    Recent reports are that he might have suffered brain damage. If that is the case, he will probably not be returning.

    My thoughts and prayers are with him ..

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    Update on The King. Early this week he got back home to Memphis and is going well so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jediab View Post
    Update on The King. Early this week he got back home to Memphis and is going well so far.
    There is a video somewhere of Lawler saying thank you to those who sent him well wishes and in it he looked great. There is also a photo of him in his hospital bed eating a steak:
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