WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has given an update on the health of wrestling icon Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler after he was rushed to hospital.
Lawler, 68, was taken to hospital on Monday after suffering a medical emergency.
Ross, who is a close friend of Lawler, took to Twitter to give an update on the wrestling legend’s condition.
“Just spoke to @JerryLawler & he’s doing much better,” Ross wrote. “He’s in good spirits & appreciates all the well wishes. He’s a fighter & will be back soon.”
Lawler is a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the most iconic figures in wrestling history. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Lawler began his career in the 1970s and quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers in the world. He was a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
Lawler is also known for his long-running feud with comedian Andy Kaufman, which was featured in the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon.
Lawler has been a commentator for WWE since 1993 and is a regular on the company’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw.
Lawler’s health scare has sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, with many of his peers sending their best wishes.
“My thoughts and prayers are with @JerryLawler and his family,” wrote WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley. “He’s a true legend and a great friend.”
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon also sent his best wishes to Lawler, tweeting: “My thoughts and prayers are with @JerryLawler and his family.”
Lawler’s son, Brian Christopher, also took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.
“Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers,” he wrote. “My dad is doing better and we hope to have him home soon.”
It is unclear what caused Lawler’s medical emergency, but Ross’ update suggests that he is on the road to recovery.
Lawler’s health scare has been a reminder of how fragile life can be, and how quickly things can change. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in the ring soon.