WWE's Raw has gone silent in Montreal tonight as wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler collapsed at the announcer's desk and immediately received CPR during tonight's live airing of the program.
The show's currently airing without commentary as host Michael Cole informed viewers of Lawler's condition and assured them that it was "not part of the show." Spectators at the event can be seen in the above video completely ignoring the action in the ring and focusing on the medical attention being given to Lawler on the right side of the screen.
Cole attempted to continue with the commentary before apparently being pulled off the broadcast. The Montreal crowd, meanwhile, is chanting Lawler's name. We'll update this post as we learn for information. [USA]
Update (10:40 p.m.): Raw just reported Lawler is in a Montreal hospital and breathing on his own.
Update (10:57 p.m.): The latest TV update reports Lawler is responsive and awaiting a CT scan in a Montreal ER.
Update (12:40 p.m.): It's now believed Lawler suffered a heart attack.
@awfulannouncing I work for WWE, and Jerry Lawler is a great person. We are hearing that it was a heart attack and are praying for the King.— perlick29 (@perlick29) September 11, 2012
Can confirm Jerry Lawler did suffer a heart attack and is currently in stable condition at this time.— Memphis Wrestling (@MemphisRasslin) September 11, 2012
According to my friend Jeremy Prophet who was backstage at RAW, Jerry was clinically dead for 20 min before being brought back by defibrilat— Smith Hart (@SmithHart1) September 11, 2012
Update (9:28 a.m.): Here's WWE's official statement:
"Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal. We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family."