WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler remains cherished by fans as the distinctive voice of an era. Despite no longer being a frequent commentator, he continues to make memorable guest appearances. He worried fans after suffering a stroke earlier this year and it appears Lawler isn’t recovering all that well.

Jerry Lawler’s health challenges have been widely recognized by fans in recent times, including a life-threatening heart attack in 2012 during a Monday Night RAW broadcast, with Michael Cole stepping in to fill his role during his absence.

As previously reported, the beloved pro wrestling legend was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke back in February. In fact, Jerry Lawler experienced paralysis right before he suffered the stroke.

Lawler also underwent surgery after being transported to the hospital and was said to make full recovery soon enough. That said, he underwent another surgery recently as well.


While speaking on Story Time, pro wrestling veteran Dutch Mantell talked about Jerry Lawler’s condition after the stroke. Mantell stated that Jerry Lawler isn’t recovering all that well.

“I have heard, this is news on Jerry Lawler. You know, his recent stroke that he had in February that put him in the hospital almost killed him, and he’s had some more mini strokes along the way. He is much better, but still not recovering as well as they would hope. He has trouble finishing sentences. I mean, he talks well. His voice has changed somewhat. He talks, but when he gets to the end of the sentence, he starts searching for words to end the sentence and he gets frustrated.”

He’s an artist, but he’s having trouble with his right hand. I think he had it on, strokes are odd, on the left side of the body. It affects the other side, so I think he had it on his left side. He’s right handed. He has trouble now doing his art, which is really frustrating him because he was, and still is probably, a tremendous artist, but he is not where he needs to be. That’s why he wasn’t live at WrestleMania. He wasn’t cleared to travel. I’m going to say that I think we’ve seen him on his last RAW.

If there is any, and I hope I’m wrong, but if there’s any indication that he may not be able to do it, if there is like a 5% chance that something might happen, he’s not doing it because if something happened on RAW, can you imagine how badly RAW would get roasted for having him on there after having those strokes? Jerry, we have the same birthday, same year, same day. I say that all the time. I used to call him my cosmic brother, but I hope he gets better and I hope he’s okay.”

Jerry Lawler made an appearance at the 2023 WWE Hall of Fame during Andy Kaufman’s induction speech. This appearance was via a pre-taped video message that he recorded from his home. We’ll continue to send our best to Jerry Lawler and hopes he makes a full recovery soon enough.

What’s your view on what Dutch Mantell said? Are you worried about Jerry Lawler? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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