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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Jerry “The King” Lawler update: Son, friend say scan shows no brain damage

Updated at 11:21 a.m.


(Mark Humphrey / AP)
Jerry “The King” Lawler is recovering in the cardiac care unit of a Montreal hospital from the heart attack he suffered as he broadcast a WWE “Raw” event Monday night.

According to Tuesday night updates, the next step for Lawler, who was revived at the arena, was to determine the extent of any damage he may have suffered while his heart was stopped. By late Wednesday morning, the word from Brian Christopher Lawler, Jerry’s son, was positive.

Tealy Devereaux, a reporter at the Fox affliiate in Memphis, where Jerry Lawler lives, tweeted that his son told her that “his dad is awake and alert. Brain scan just came back normal following heart attack Monday.”

Joe Cooper, a friend and business partner of Lawler’s, also reported that the scan was normal.

Jerry Lawler’s ex-wife, Stacy Carter indicated Tuesday that Lawler had undergone angioplasty. He was listed in critical but stable condition, according to WWE. Carter posted her update on Facebook Tuesday evening:

I have an update on Jerry. The docs are removing his ventilation & taking him out of sedation. He is responsive, which is great!!! It took a while to revive him last night so there's the concern of brain damage. He had some tests done which will show how much if any damage there is due to the lack of oxygen to his brain. Unfortunately, the results won't be in until in the morning. I appreciate all the calls, texts, tweets, & Facebook messages of support & I know Jerry will too. Thanks everybody!!

Brian Christopher Lawler, a former WWE performer, released a statement (via WrestlingInc.com and Arca Ocal) that indicated just how scary Lawler’s collapse was:

Ok, here's the latest real update. [Lauryn McBride, Jerry Lawler’s girlfriend] and I are here at the hospital in Montreal. He does not look good at all. He is responsive to questions that he is asked which is very good. His sedation and breathing support are being lowered slowly right now. He was shocked a total of 7 times at the arena and underwent a balloon stint to open up a clogged artery when he arrived at hospital. Everyone out there needs to say a special prayer for his brain at this point, please. Tests on his brain will not be available until the morning. One of us two will keep all you guys informed as we know more.

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