September 12, 2012
Lawler gets positive news
By SLAM! Wrestling
Jerry "The King" Lawler, hospitalized in Montreal after a heart attack on Monday during RAW, received some positive news today -- he did not suffer brain damage.
Following his heart attack on Monday, it took EMTs about 15 minutes to revive Lawler. During that time without oxygen, a patient can suffer brain damage. A CT scan today revealed that Lawler is believed to be in the clear.
Joe Cooper, Lawler's best friend and business partner, confirmed the results to WMC-TV in Memphis, one of many media outlets in Memphis keeping tabs on Lawler, who has unsuccessfully run for mayor in the city on a couple of occasions.
His ex-wife, "The Kat" Stacy Carter posted similar news on her Facebook page: "Great news for Jerry!!! The rumors are true. The results from the test are in. He has NO brain damage!!!! I'm not sure what the next step is or when he can go home, but this is such awesome news!!!!!"
TMZ spoke with Kevin Lawler, one of Lawler's two sons, who said that his father still cannot speak because of all the tubes, but that he is writing detailed notes.
On Tuesday, Lawler underwent angioplasty heart surgery and is expected to remain in hospital for some time.