Jerry Lawler, a veteran WWE wrestler and one of the announcers on Monday Night Raw, suffered a heart attack while calling a match last night, collapsing on the air and being taken to a local Montreal hospital during the broadcast.
The 62-year old wrestled in a match earlier in the show and was carried backstage at the Bell Centre as broadcasting partner Michael Cole assured viewers the development was "serious."
Lawler reportedly needed CPR before he was placed in an ambulance.
"Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal," the WWE said in a statement. "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family."
Monday Night Raw continued without Lawler behind the mic, but the show turned off its match-calling audio out of respect for the situation. He is now believed to be breathing on his own.
"I'm shaken by the news of my friend Jerry Lawler's medical emergency in Montreal," Tweeted longtime broadcast partner Jim Ross. "Hands shaking. Prayers for the King. I feel helpless."