Jim RossJames William Ross
- Birthdate: 01/03/1952 (age 62)
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 250 Ib
Jim Ross is an American professional wrestling ...
On Jerry Lawler's heart attack: "For Jerry Lawler to be sick is highly unusual. Being a 62 year old man, the King has been as fit as any one that I've known. He wrestles several times a month on the indy circuit and still plays in his Memphis softball league on Wednesday nights. Jerry is also 'young at heart' which isn't new news. Plus, my long time partner and traveling companion has never smoked, drank alcohol or been a drug user...In a rough and tumble business, Jerry Lawler has essentially been an iron man since the 70's. But even self acclaimed 'Iron Men' aren't bullet proof even though many of us think that we are. Trust me, we aren't. I'm not sure what caused Jerry's heart attack but it could have been genetic, Jerry's Dad died of a heart attack at a young age, or something that has been brewing for a good while. I don't know. In any event, suffering a massive heart attack is obviously life changing...I shutter [sic] to think what the outcome would have been if Jerry had been wrestling on one of the indy shows that he was often booked. Heck, even driving to the arena or sitting in a restaurant might have proven fatal based on the hand that The King was dealt in Montreal Monday evening."
On Lawler's condition: "The last report that I received is that Jerry was in stable condition and getting excellent cardio care in a Montreal hospital. All of Jerry's vital signs are stable according to WWE.com. This is the information that we need to hear at this time and is positive. Tomorrow is another day and, God willing, will be an even better day for The King. Based on the information that I have, Jerry was extremely lucky to have been at a WWE event when his attack occurred. The immediate care that the trained professionals provided Jerry likely saved his life. I shutter to think what the outcome would have been if Jerry had been wrestling on one of the indy shows that he was often booked. Heck, even driving to the arena or sitting in a restaurant might have proven fatal based on the hand that The King was dealt in Montreal Monday evening."