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.

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