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Jerry “The King” Lawler thanks fans in video as he recovers from heart attack

Jerry “The King” Lawler, the announcer and legendary pro wrestler who suffered a heart attack during a live broadcast of “Monday Night Raw,” has offered the definitive update on his physical condition.

Lawler himself thanked fans and cracked wise about his wires and tubes from his Montreal hospital room, recording a brief statement with the help of his girlfriend, Lauryn McBride.

Although his voice is a little weak, Lawler, 62, shows few signs of the physical ordeal he has undergone this week. He notes that he feels like “the bionic man” and has “more wires coming out of me than AT&T.”

He was given CPR immediately upon collapsing, which left his chest sore, and, according to his son, was shocked seven times with a defibrillator. Lawler underwent angioplasty, in which stents were used to open clogged arteries.

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Lawler continues to make progress

Scan reveals no brain damage

Lawler stable after collapse

H/T LA Times

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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