In the first days of February 2023, an illness had taken Jerry The King Lawler by surprise, with the WWE Hall of Famer who would have suffered a stroke in his home and then rushed to the hospital where he was operated on and then hospitalized for a few days.
During the Story Time podcast, Dutch Mantell wanted to give a small update on how the recovery of the legend is proceeding: "I heard that Jerry Lawler, after the recent stroke that struck him in February and which took him to hospital and almost died , had other minis along the way.
He's doing much better, but he's not recovering as well as they'd hoped. He has trouble finishing sentences. I mean, he speaks well. But his voice has changed. He talks, but when he gets to the end of the sentence, he starts looking for words to finish the sentence and gets frustrated."
Jerry Lawler is better, but it's not going as it should
Mantell continued: “He is an artist, but he has problems with his right hand. I think he had the heart attack on the other side because they usually hit the left side of the body.
The problem is in his right hand and now he's having a hard time making his art out of him, which frustrates him a lot because he was, and probably still is, an amazing artist, but he's not where he needs to be. That's why he wasn't live from WrestleMania.
He wasn't allowed to travel." Dutch Mantell himself had recounted what had happened that day at the King: “When I read the reconstructions of what happened in the newspapers, I investigated and discovered that they were not accurate.
Lawler wasn't found face down in his Fort Myers apartment, that's fake. I'll tell you in detail what happened that Monday. Jerry was alone in his apartment because his partner was still in Memphis and was coming down the next day.
Lawler got on his moped and joined a group of friends. When he entered the club, people immediately realized that something was wrong with him. Thankfully, the club owner's daughter knew exactly what was going on. She knew Jerry was going to have a stroke because she is a nurse working at a hospital that specializes in stroke patients. In some ways, you can tell Jerry was very lucky."