An eyewitness account of Jerry Lawler's heart attack on WWE Raw in Montreal

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Arda Ocal of The Score has been absolutely invaluable in providing information as it comes in on Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack live on WWE Monday Night Raw last night (Sept. 10, 2012) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Ocal was actually at the Bell Centre when it all went down, so he's been able to provide an eyewitness account of the situation.

From the Baltimore Sun:

After Lawler had already competed in a tag-team contest on Raw, he was performing his usual commentary duties with Michael Cole. During a tag-team match between the Prime Time Players and Daniel Bryan/Kane, I looked over to the broadcast table and saw Jerry Lawler hunched over, beginning to shake. It looked like he was choking. Then, suddenly, he collapsed from his chair. Michael Cole was quickly flicking his hand clockwise, as if to say to the cameraman nearby to "get away and get help." EMTs came to check on Lawler. Confusion set in among the fans in attendance, the match in the ring completely being ignored. Lawler was then carried out by several EMTs backstage. I have heard from several sources that the backstage area was cleared for EMTs to attend to Lawler. Initially, before seeing Lawler carted on a stretcher, many backstage thought a fight had escalated in the arena.

I strongly, strongly encourage you to click here to read the rest. It's well worth your time, as Ocal provides additional insight on this difficult situation. It was terribly uncomfortable watching on television at home, I can't imagine how it must have been being there live to watch Lawler struggle to survive. Even the video of the medical staff taking him backstage is hard to watch, though those men deserve to be lauded for acting quickly and ultimately saving Lawler's life by springing into action so fast.

Again, go check out the rest of Ocal's article by clicking here.

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