Lawler recovering after heart attack

After having a heart attack at a World Wrestling Entertainment event in Montreal on Monday, wrestling commentator Jerry (The King) Lawler is showing signs of improvement.

The 62-year-old Lawler is slowly being taken off his ventilator and off sedation, the Los Angeles Time reports. He’s still in serious but stable condition at a Montreal hospital, and had surgery to put three stents in his coronary arteries.

An eyewitness account of Lawler’s heart attack says he was hunched over and started to shake at the broadcast table. He then collapsed from his chair.  Michael Cole, his announcing partner, waved help over to the table.

Fans initially thought a fight had broken out, but then Lawler was carted out on a stretcher. The WWE updated fans on his condition on social media, with the Facebook notice they posted getting more than 10,000 “likes.”

Doctors aren’t sure how much damage was was done to his brain, but he can nod, blink, and squeeze with his hand.

Lawler still wrestles, too—he had competed in an earlier match on the show, just 45 minutes before he had his heart attack.

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