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Montreal - Professional wrestling commentator Jerry Lawler has collapsed during a World Wrestling Entertainment event.
A statement from the WWE said that Lawler suffered a heart attack at the announcers' table on Monday night and was taken from the Bell Centre to a hospital.
Broadcast partner Michael Cole addressed the television audience and said that the situation is “serious,” but that Lawler was breathing on his own.
“We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future,” the WWE said in its statement. “Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.”
Though the 62-year-old Lawler occasionally wrestles, he mainly works on WWE broadcasts as a commentator.