MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A wrestling legend in Memphis Jerry “The King” Lawler returns to his home in Florida on Friday after suffering a massive stroke on Monday.
A A post on Lawler’s official Twitter account Lawler will undergo outpatient rehabilitation because of limited speech and cognitive skills, he said Thursday. It says that doctors hope for a full recovery. “Jerry looks forward to returning to his fans soon. -Lauryn #LongLiveTheKing.”
A Twitter The Post said Wednesday that his speech is limited, but that he is expected to make a full recovery after rehab. “He thanks everyone for their continued prayers and will be back soon.”
ABC24 learned Tuesday that a 73-year-old man suffered a stroke in Sanibel, near Fort Myers, where he owns an apartment.
Lawler previously suffered a stroke in 2018 and more than a decade ago, in 2012, he suffered a heart attack while a live commentator Monday Night Raw.
The WWE Hall of Famer celebrated 50 years of wrestling in 2020 and was inducted into the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame in October 2022.
Update on Jerry: After a massive stroke on Monday. He is now recovering at a hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. His speech is limited, but with rehabilitation he will return to a full recovery. He thanks everyone for their continued prayers and will be back soon. pic.twitter.com/2Ge4XuKVr4
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) February 8, 2023
Jerry is out of intensive care and will return to his home in Florida for outpatient rehabilitation due to limited speech and cognitive abilities. Doctors hope for a full recovery, and Jerry looks forward to returning to his fans very soon. – Lauryn #Long live the King pic.twitter.com/6yOUnOLGkI
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) February 9, 2023