Jerry Lawler Returning Home Following Stroke
Jerry Lawler’s stay in hospital is finally over.
Two days ago, the wrestling world was shocked to learn that Lawler had suffered another health scare; in this case, a stroke.
Initial reports on his stroke implied that it was “very serious”. However, his condition improved dramatically and he is now predicted to make a full recovery.
The latest update came earlier this afternoon (Eastern Standard Time) with a Twitter post to his account. It indicated that Lawler was now in stable enough condition to leave the hospital and return home.
Jerry is out of ICU & will return to his Florida home for outpatient rehab for his limited speech & cognitive skills. Doctors hopeful for full recovery & Jerry is looking forward to returning to his fans very soon. -Lauryn #LongLiveTheKingpic.twitter.com/6yOUnOLGkI
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) February 9, 2023
The post also noted that Lawler will still have to deal with some outpatient rehab for “limited speech and cognitive skills.”
With a career spanning over fifty years, Jerry Lawler is one of the most decorated and accomplished wrestlers in history. Some of his accolades include:
- 58 recognized reigns as AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (between July 1974 and April 2008)
- One reign as AWA World Heavyweight Champion
- 17 reigns as NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (split between two different regional versions of the same title)
- 28 reigns as USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion
The closest Jerry Lawler has come to winning any championships in WWE has been a few Slammys over the years, a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2007, and a victory in the 2011 RAW (not Royal) Rumble match.
Everyone at TJRWrestling continues to send their best wishes to Jerry Lawler in hopes of a full and speedy recovery for The King.