Jerry Lawler Out Of ICU, Update On Next Steps In His Recovery Following Stroke

Jerry Lawler

On February 7th, it was reported that Jerry Lawler had suffered a massive stroke at his Florida home the previous day.

The report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider noted that Lawler had been out to lunch with friends earlier in the day, and sometime after that suffered a medical episode and was rushed to the hospital. News began circulating after fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton wished Lawler well on social media.

Further details emerged throughout the day, with F4WOnline reporting that he had been found face down and rushed to the hospital before undergoing surgery.

In the hours after the news broke, Dutch Mantell gave a positive update on the Hall of Famer, saying his condition was improving and he was expected to recover. Mantell confirmed that Lawler had initially lost feeling in his right side and his speech had been affected. Lawler’s long-time friend Jim Ross also gave a positive update after speaking to his former broadcast partner. JR said that Lawler was understandably weak but that the prognosis was “positive”.

Later, Lawler’s official social media accounts confirmed the positive outlook, saying that he was recovering in the hospital but was expected to make a full recovery.

Jerry Lawler Is Now Out Of The ICU And Will Return Home For Outpatient Rehabilitation

Now, another update from Lawler’s longtime partner Lauryn via his social media accounts provides more good news, revealing that the WWE Hall of Famer is out of intensive care and will return home to begin outpatient rehabilitation.

“Jerry is out of ICU & will return to his Florida home for outpatient rehab for his limited speech & cognitive skills. Doctors hopeful for full recovery & Jerry is looking forward to returning to his fans very soon. -Lauryn #LongLiveTheKing”

Lawler was most recently featured on WWE television as part of the panel for the Kick-Off Show for the Royal Rumble on January 28th. Just days earlier he made an appearance on the 30th anniversary special of Monday Night Raw where he briefly served as a guest commentator. The star was also involved in a signing event over the weekend.

Everyone at Inside the Ropes continues to send our best wishes to Jerry Lawler and his family during his recovery.