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)
As Jim Ross might say, Jerry Lawler is tougher than a two dollar steak.
"The King," who suffered a heart attack during a live episode of WWE Monday Night Raw one week ago today (Sept. 17, 2012), has been released from the hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, that treated him and is going to be heading home soon.
WWE.com with the official update:
Jerry "The King" Lawler has been released from a Montreal medical facility and will be heading home in the next several days. We continue to wish Jerry all the best, and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the future.
After all looked bleak initially, with Lawler collapsing in a pool of his own vomit and staying out for nearly 20 minutes while medical personnel revived him, everything has gone as well as possible. Tests showed he suffered no brain damage from the incident, surgery was done to repair the blockage that caused his heart attack, and he's expected to make a full recovery.
Doctors have even reportedly told him he'll be able to wrestle again down the road.
All's well that end's well, Cagesiders.