Professional wrestler Jerry 'The King' Lawler address the fans prior to to Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers at FedExForum on May 13, 2012.
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(CNN) -- Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show's producers announced.
Lawler, known as "The King," passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole told viewers during a break in the televised program. Cole said the 62-year-old Lawler was in the emergency room and breathing on his own, but "this is an extremely serious situation."
"This is not part of tonight's entertainment," Cole said. "This is a real-life situation."
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