Jerry Lawler heart attack update: WWE 'King' rushed into surgery following on-air collapse

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler address the fans prior to to Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers at FedExForum on May 13, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announcer (and part-time professional wrestler) Jerry Lawler collapsed last night on Monday Night RAW after suffering a heart attack during the promotion's live televised broadcast. "The King" was quickly taken into surgery to have a blockage removed that led to his near-fatal incident.

What does this have to do with mixed martial arts (MMA)?

Well, not much, but as we all know, a good number of MMA fans are also closet WWE fans, which leads to some entertaining banter in the comments section whenever we post a Brock Lesnar update. You may not care about what goes on inside the squared circle, but this update is for those Maniacs who do.

Lawler is currently recovering in a hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

After the jump, our very own Geno Mrosko has video of medical personnel assisting Lawler, who is perhaps best known to casual (and older) fans for his famous feud with comedian Andy Kaufman back in 1982.

More coverage and updates on Lawler's health condition at Cageside Seats by clicking here.

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