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Jerry Lawler’s Health Update: WWE Legend Recovering After Knee Surgery and Stroke

One big thing: Jerry “The King” Lawler is on the mend

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler is recuperating from recent health challenges, including knee replacement surgery and a stroke suffered in February 2023.

The latest:

• Lawler appeared on News4Jax’s “Going Ringside” to discuss his health
• He’s “hobbling around” after recent knee replacement surgery
• The WWE legend is recovering from his second stroke in two years
• Despite challenges, Lawler remains active on the convention circuit

Why it matters:

Lawler’s health updates are significant for wrestling fans and the industry. His resilience and continued involvement in wrestling-related activities demonstrate the enduring appeal of legendary figures in the sport.

By the numbers:

• 2: Number of strokes Lawler has suffered in the past two years
• 30: Approximate number of years Lawler worked with WWE before parting ways in 2024

What they’re saying:

Lawler on his recovery: “I seem to be doing pretty well. People just see me like this. But at home, I live by myself and it’s a little tough there right now. But it seems to get better day by day.”

The big picture:

Lawler’s health journey reflects the physical toll wrestling can take on performers, even years after their in-ring careers have ended. His openness about his struggles and recovery provides insight into the challenges faced by wrestling legends in their later years.

What’s next:

While Lawler continues to recover, he remains active in the wrestling community through convention appearances and media interviews. His progress will likely be closely watched by fans and fellow wrestlers alike.

How do you think Jerry Lawler’s experiences and openness about his health challenges impact the wrestling community? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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