WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry Lawler, who is better known as “The King”, has recently revealed that he suffered a stroke last month while having sex with his fiancée, Lauryn McBride. The 68-year-old described the terrifying event on his podcast, called Dinner With the King.
This is not Lawler’s first health scare. Check out this video below for an exclusive look at what happened the night Lawer suffered a cardiac arrest live on air:
He told his listeners that the health scare occurred while he and his partner were “expressing love for each other in a certain way.” Lawler says he got up and realized something wasn’t right.
McBride noticed immediately that Lawler was having a medical crisis after his face began to droop and he became unable to speak clearly. He explains what happened in his own words below:
“I got up and I said something to Lauryn and I didn’t really feel anything, and she said, ‘What did you say?’ And I realized then that whatever I said didn’t sound right, and then she looked at me — we made eye contact — and she said, ‘Oh my God, Jerry, go look in the mirror.’
“I walked around to the bathroom and I look in the mirror, and the whole right side of my mouth is drooping all the way down to my chin,” he continued.
It was at this point that Lawler realized he could no longer speak and his partner screamed, “Oh my God, you’re having a stroke.” Lawler was taken to hospital where it was discovered that he had a brain hemorrhage.
He was placed in intensive care on March 21, and he was unable to speak for two days. Thankfully, Lawler did recover and has no lasting effects from the hemorrhage or the stroke. He was back at WrestleMania last weekend to call the action and host the Hall of Fame ceremony.
This isn’t the first time Jerry “The King” Lawler has suffered from a health scare. He famously went into cardiac arrest live on air during an episode of Monday Night RAW in September of 2012. Lawler collapsed while providing commentary and was rushed to a medical facility.
Just ten minutes earlier, he had taken part in a tag team match with Randy Orton against CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. Lawler suffered from several elbows to the chest from Ziggler, and later claimed it was those hits that he believes knocked his heart out of rhythm and caused the cardiac arrest.
“The crazy thing was, my heart had been knocked off-rhythm, I believe by the elbows. By Dolph Ziggler. And it took about ten minutes for it to just freeze up and stop. Once they got the heart back on the correct rhythm, I haven’t had one minute’s problem since. I’ve been fine, knock on wood,” he said.
Check out the video of that fateful night above.
Hopefully “The King” won’t be subject to any more health scares, especially not ringside or while having sex with his fiancée. A stroke and a cardiac arrest is plenty for one person to have survived!