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Here's what's going around from ocal and other sources (note i do think this should posted in main us thread since it's such a serious situation

 

Arda Ocal

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I'm hearing from multiple sources backstage at RAW that EMTs saved Lawler's life before going to Hospital. Confirmed to be a Heart Attack.

 

Smith Hart

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According to my friend Jeremy Prophet who was backstage at RAW, Jerry was clinically dead for 20 min before being brought back by defibrilat

 

Jerry Lawler's girlfriend, Lauryn Laine McBride, has posted the following on Facebook:

 

"Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It has been confirmed that Jerry did have a heart attack…he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable. I’m getting on the first flight out of here to be with him & will keep everyone posted. He is a strong man and we will get him back at his best as soon as I can get him home! I love you so so much baby!!"

 

WWE.com has updated its breaking news story on Jerry Lawler by issuing the following statement:

 

Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night’s broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal. We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family.

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That whole dead for 20 minutes thing really freaks me out. If true that could be some serious brain damage right?

 

That Muamba footballer (Soccerer, whatever) dude who had the heart attack on the field was apparently "dead" for 79 minutes and from what I've heard (Which admittedly isn't much) doesn't have brain damage.

 

Still, was fully expecting a "Jerry Lawler has passed away" moment last night when Cole didn't commentate Sheamus/Otunga (Which, in a moment of complete misfortune, Sheamus' entrance theme says "Yeah, you fight for air and struggle just to breathe" which got a cringe out of me, even though it was completely unintentional.)

 

Props to Cole for being a professional and letting us all see a genuine side to the often snarky asshole character he plays on the teevee.

 

Hope Lawler gets well soon.

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it may depend on the persons physical condition, michael clarke duncan was dead for 5 minutes and ended up with multiple organ damage which led to his death by respiratory failure.

 

We all just have to pray for the king that he gets through this very serious scare and to be out of the hospital in no time.

 

Nothing but respect for michael cole last night. Under those circumstances and personal grief he did a fantastic job.

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Pretty much with all of you on this one - absolutely horrible situation, and the WWE excercised ABSOLUTE professionalism last night, Cole especially showing why they trust him with the show the way they do. It's not often he breaks out of Snark-Geek mode, but when he does he seems to be nothing short of a pro...and I have to seriously respect his handling of the situation as a whole after last nights tense atmosphere descended after the original announcement of Lawlers passing out.

 

Get well soon, Jerry - I hope there's no lasting damage, that's just the kind of tragic result you don't deserve.

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I felt super bad for Cole. I mean at the end of the day, he's a professional journalist who covered stories far more in-depth and dangerous than a heart attack at a pro wrestling show. Yet, he had to sit next to a guy that he's worked with since 1999, who clearly both have a great deal of affection for each other, throwing up and passing out and having a cardiac arrest right next to him, whilst his job is to call the action in another direction without bringing attention to the fact that his friend might be dying. That's rough. I can't say how I'd react within that situation, but I guarantee I wouldn't have been as calm as Cole was.

 

Part of me isn't surprised it happened, so much as I can't believe it took this long. I know Jerry doesn't drink or smoke but he doesn't look like a man in the prime shape of his career and he's still taking big bumps in the ring at his age. It can't be good for any body. I'm just glad that the worst seems to be over, for now. I say that with the sincerest wish to not curse it at all, but we've seen from the aforementioned Muamba incident that something like this happening in a public forum such as a sports or entertainment event is the absolute best place for it to happen when you have such fantastically quick and concise work from the EMTs and local facilities to get things sorted as soon as possible.

 

Without sounding too grim, this could very easily have been yet another hotel room tragedy. In that sense, this is the best we could have hoped for given the circumstances.

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That whole dead for 20 minutes thing really freaks me out. If true that could be some serious brain damage right?

 

So long as oxygen was getting to his vital systems, then he'd be safe from brain damage. Fabrice Muamba was kept alive for 78 minutes through CPR. "Dead" in this case refers to the body ceasing to sustain it's own circulation (CPR effectively takes over through manual pumping of the heart, and manual breathing - so long as CPR is performed correctly, once the patient is able to take over again (their heart and lungs start working independently) then there should not be any brain damage. Although obviously there will be damage to the heart, as a "heart attack / Miocardial Infarction to give it it's medical name, is actually caused by part of the heart muscle dying off.

 

Jerry should be able to return to commentary, although like Fabrice Muamba, it's the end of his physically active career - also I would imagine the travel and road lifestyle and stresses possibly would hasten his retirement from the WWE.

 

As he made it through the cardiac arrest / MI okay, then as with Fabrice, he should make a full recovery, all be it a modified lifestyle perhaps. The very good sign was that Jerry wasn't in a coma (induced or otherwise) and seems to be fully conscious.

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According to PWTorch, WWE commentator and hall of famer Jim Ross, close friend of Jerry Lawler took to his twitter account and made the suggestion that blocked arteries may have been the possible reason for Lawler's heart attack on Monday night.

http://i.imgur.com/hlg87.jpg

 

and no they didn't have a bigger image. I checked.

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Well isn't that pretty much the dictionary definition of a Heart Attack? Like that is the only cause? If it was anything else, then it wouldn't be a heart attack?

 

Yeah, a heart attack is the death of part of the heart muscle through not getting enough oxygen. Oxygen is supplied through the bloodstream as we know, so has to be a lack of blood. Cardiac arrest can be caused by other things, such as the SA node failing (which is the natural pacemaker) Usually results in Ventricular Fibrillation (where the heart just wobbles, and doesn't pump properly) This is what's called "Shockable rhythm" by paramedics and is the ONLY situation where the defibrillator will work.

 

By the way I have a keen interest in anatomy and my sister in law is a trained doctor. She explained the whole "shockable rhythm" thing - as a lot of people think the paddles can be used in any case where the heart stops.

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