On recent episode of Jim Ross’ podcast, Ross reveals his thoughts on the stroke Jerry Lawler suffered a short while ago. He joked that “he would’ve gone exactly the way he would’ve wanted to.”
“It was a pretty scary situation,” Lawler admitted. Lawler went to to say that the blood was bleeding out was on the cognitive part of my brain, which controls his speech and part of your memory.
Hence, it was impossible for Lawler to speak, to say anything, whatsoever.
One of the most notorious strokes suffered by Jerry Lawler was the incident that occurred as The King was preparing to attend WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif., the following day.
“Around 6:30 in the evening, I had a stroke … out of the clear blue,” Lawler said. His girlfriend Lauryn McBride rushed him to the emergency room where he underwent a CAT scan that determined he had a brain hemorrhage.
“It was a pretty scary situation,” Lawler admitted. “When they got me back from the CAT scan, they informed me, too, that where the blood was bleeding out was on the cognitive part of my brain, which controls your speech and part of your memory, so at this time, I really couldn’t say anything.”
After undergoing extensive testing, Lawler was discharged the following Saturday night once his speech functions returned to normal — a feat that occurred much faster than his doctors expected.