After what happened in Montreal one September night just over one year ago, any professional wrestling fan who sees a headline talking about WWE color commentator Jerry Lawler being hospitalized will likely cringe in response. That's why I'm going to lead with the good news by saying he's reportedly fine now.
According to a report from Memphisport.com, "The King" was hospitalized in Baltimore today (Jan. 6, 2014) just a number of hours before tonight's "Old School" episode of Monday Night Raw at the Baltimore Arena. The reason for his visit?
He was "throwing up and showing other signs of illness".
The good news, as stated, is that the report updated to say some blood work was done and Lawler is now doing fine. WWE has yet to release a statement on the matter and it's unclear if he will be working tonight's show, though one would think everyone will play it safe.
The Wrestling Observer reported some wrestlers witnessed his getting ill and it created a somber mood backstage. But, again, his outlook appears good and the show will go on.
We wish Lawler all the best at this time.
UPDATE: During Raw, Michael Cole revealed that Lawler was suffering through a simple stomach virus and he was treated and quickly released from the hospital. He did not work the show, instead watching from backstage with friends.