Jerry Lawler Shares Postive Health Update

Jerry Lawler

WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry Lawler has delighted fans with a positive update on his health.

‘The King’ is one of wrestling’s most recognisable figures having spent over half a century in the business. Lawler first debuted in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee on 17th August 1970.

A glittering in-ring career would follow for Lawler, who won Championship gold around the world as well as securing global mainstream notoriety for his 1980’s feud with acting star Andy Kaufman. Their bitter rivalry was later featured in the 1999 major motion picture ‘Man On The Moon’.

Despite success as a wrestler, owner and booker across the decades, Lawler is perhaps best remembered for his partnership behind the WWE commentary table with fellow WWE Hall Of Famer, Jim Ross.

In recent years Lawler has battled health issues, including suffering a heart attack live on air whilst commentating during the 10th September 2012 edition of Raw. ‘The King’ had competed in a tag team match earlier that evening, teaming with Randy Orton to defeat the villainous pairing of CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler.

The popular 74 year-old made a full recovery from his heart issues and returned to work with the company in the ensuing years before serious strokes suffered in 2018 and 2023 have seen him scale back his duties.

Jerry Lawler Reveals Positive Health News

Lawler’s most recent stroke took place in February 2023 and the former 58-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion has been convalescing ever since whilst also undergoing knee replacement surgery in March 2024.

Speaking during a recent virtual signing event with East Coast Autograph Auctions, Lawler provided fans with a positive update on his current health condition:

“My health is great. I just (went) over to the doctors to get back on the road from my knee replacement and then of course, still some minor difficulties from the stroke. But all of that stuff is coming around fast.”

H/T: Post Wrestling for the above transcription.