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WWE Announcer Collapes During Live Telecast

Jerry Lawler Rushed To Hospital 9/11/2012 12:59 AM Eastern

WWE announcer Jerry Lawler collapsed during USA Network's live telecast of WWE Monday Night Raw and was rushed to a local hospital, according to the pro wrestling outfit.

Lawler, a regular on the popular weekly series, was announcing a match at ringside when he collapsed and was immediately given medical attention by ringside doctors, according to the L.A. Times. According to the report, Lawler, 62, was given CPR and rushed to a Montreal hospital.

Later in the telecast, Lawler's co-broadcast partner Michael Cole informed viewers of Lawler's collapse, adding that Lawler was responsive at the hospital.

Lawler had competed in the ring earlier in the telecast, and later appeared fine in an on-camera segment before collapsing, according to the L.A. Times.

USA's WWE Monday Night Raw averages more than 4 million viewers. The three-hour series recently celebrated its 1,000th episode.

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