Wrestler, commentator Lawler in hospital

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MONTREAL — Professional wrestler and commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler is stable in the cardiac care unit of a Montreal hospital after collapsing during a World Wrestling Entertainment event.

The WWE posted an update on Lawler’s condition Tuesday afternoon on both its webpage and on Twitter.

“WE will provide additional information as it becomes available. We continue to wish Jerry all the best for a full recovery,” according to the statement.

The WWE said that Lawler suffered a heart attack at the announcers’ table Monday night during “Raw” and was taken from the Bell Centre to a hospital. The 62-year-old Lawler of Memphis, Tenn., still wrestles and took part in a tag team match before joining Cole ringside for the rest of the program as a commentator. He collapsed ringside while a match continued in the ring and was carried backstage before being taken to a hospital.

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