WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has been hospitalized, according to a report from PWInsider on Jan. 1, 2015. Lawler, who cheated death when he suffered a heart attack live on the air during “Monday Night Raw” in September of 2012, is reportedly dealing with a case of diverticulitis.
The report from the website states that the disease has resulted in Lawler being hospitalized over the past couple of days, following the Dec. 29 “Monday Night Raw.” Though, Lawler is expected to be released at some point within the next several days. It is unknown if Lawler will appear in his regular commentating role for the Jan. 5 “Monday Night Raw,” as WWE has yet to comment on Lawler’s status. Coincidentally, Lawler was also hospitalized in early January of 2014 for chest pains.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar once battled diverticulitis, as the disease was believed to have played a role in his UFC career being cut short. Around the middle of 2014, Paul Heyman revealed that Lesnar’s diverticulitis is now in check. In turn, this spiked rumors about Lesnar leaving WWE to return to UFC following WrestleMania 31.
It’s always unfortunate to be hospitalized during the holiday season. Hopefully Lawler recuperates in the hospital, and gets the disease in check.