World Wrestling Entertainment commentator Jerry 'The King' Lawler, collapsed during the latter part of a live three-hour Monday Night Raw event at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Monday night.
Lawler's broadcast partner, Michael Cole, announced during the show that Lawler passed out and collapsed to the floor during match commentary. A somber Cole specified that this was not a scripted event in the show. Lawler received medical attention immediately, including CPR. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
Cole said Lawler received oxygen but was breathing on his own. Cole later said in an update that Lawler was responsive to doctors. There was no commentary during the third hour out of respect to Lawler.
Earlier in the show, Lawler, 62, competed in a tag-team wrestling match, partnering with Randy Orton against WWE champ CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. Lawler also commentated before and after the match. It's not the first time Lawler did both activities on a Monday Night Raw show.
Lawler is perhaps best known for a TV appearance with comedic actor and part-time wrestler Andy Kaufman. The two men shared a heated wrestling rivalry in the early 1980s. Lawler slapped Kaufman on Late Night with David Letterman before storming off the set. Only years later was the contention between the two revealed to be for show.
Many on Twitter, including Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels and good friend and former broadcast partner Jim "J.R." Ross, sent along well wishes after the news was released.