Jerry 'The King' Lawler Recovering After Heart Attack On Live TV

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Sep. 10 2012, Updated 1:30 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Pro wrestling great Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack during the WWE's live broadcast of Monday Night Raw from Montreal.

Lawler's ex wife Stacy Carter tweeted he "had a stent & a balloon put in" and was "still heavily sedated" as of early Tuesday.

On Monday, the 62-year-old Lawler collapsed during the show; his broadcasting partner Michael Cole gave periodic updates of Lawler's well-being during the notably-subdued telecast, reminding viewers the situation was not a wrestling angle, but a "real-life situation."

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The scary incident brought back flashbacks to the 1999 Over The Edge pay-per-view in which wrestler Owen Hart died following a botched stunt; an emotional Lawler, who was broadcasting that night, got in the ring and tended to the fallen wrestler, who was later pronounced dead at a Kansas City hospital.

Many of Lawler's colleagues took to Twitter to offer the wrestling veteran well wishes on the frightening evening.

Lawler's former broadcast partner Jim Ross wrote, "@JerryLawler stable & battling. Lucky to be where he was when incident occurred. WWE doctors, staff, EMTs did amazing job. #PrayersforLawler."

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Mick Foley wrote, "Hang in there King. Pulling and praying for @JerryLawler," while Tommy Dreamer wrote, "Going to bed I look fwd to tomorrow & hearing about how @JerryLawler pulled the strap down & blew an amazing comeback #PrayForLawler."

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The WWE issued a statement on its website saying, "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family."

Lawler famously feuded with comedian Andy Kaufman in the early-1980s, famously slapping his rival on Late Night with David Letterman. He went on to play himself in Man on the Moon, the 1999 film chronicling Kauffman's life.

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