WWE Legend Jerry Lawler Says He Had Stroke While 'Expressing Love' with Partner

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Jerry 'The King' Lawler addresses the audience at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
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WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler said he suffered a stroke in March while partner Lauryn McBride and himself were "expressing love for each other in a certain way."

Lawler provided details of his latest health scare during this week's episode of the Dinner With The King podcast, per Gary Stonehouse of The Sun.

"I got up and I said something to Lauryn and I didn't really feel anything, and she said 'what did you say?'" Lawler explained. "And I realized then that whatever I said didn't sound right, and then she looked at me—we made eye contact—and she said 'oh my god Jerry, go look in the mirror.'"

He added: "I walked around to the bathroom and I look in the mirror and the whole right side of my mouth is drooping all the way down to my chin."

Lawler suffered cardiac arrest during a live broadcast of Monday Night Raw in September 2012.

The 68-year-old Tennessee native most recently returned to WWE on April 8 to commentate the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34.


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