Jim Ross Gives Health Update On Jerry Lawler

Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler calling the action.

On February 6th, Jerry Lawler suffered a stroke outside his home in Florida.

The WWE Hall of Famer underwent emergency surgery that day, and tributes poured in from across the wrestling world wishing The King well in his recovery from the very serious situation.

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.

In March, it was reported that Lawler was no longer in outpatient therapy and was able to return home. Though he did not appear in person, Lawler appeared in a pre-taped segment during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony to pay tribute to Andy Kaufman, with whom he had a legendary rivalry in the 1980’s.

Jim Ross Spoke With Jerry Lawler On April 24th

Now, AEW announcer Jim Ross has once again taken to social media to update fans on Lawler’s condition as he continues to recover. According to Ross, the two men spoke on the phone on Wednesday, and Lawler’s voice continued to sound stronger as the conversation went on. He also revealed that Lawler is set to undergo another procedure soon to aid in his recovery.

“Had a great one hour convo today with ⁦@JerryLawler who’s recovering from the affects of a stroke. Jerry’s voice seem to get stronger the longer we spoke. The King will undergo a procedure next week to help his situation.”

Just days before suffering the stroke, Jerry Lawler took part in the WWE Kickoff panel ahead of the 2023 Royal Rumble. A few days earlier, he made an appearance on the 30th anniversary special of Monday Night Raw where he briefly served as a guest commentator.