Jerry Lawler, who had a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw," is in the Cardiac Care Unit at a Montreal hospital and is heavily sedated after undergoing a coronary angioplasty procedure. He remains in critical but stable condition.
In the procedure, a balloon was put in at least one of Lawler's clogged coronary arteries to open it. A small wire tube was then inserted to help prevent the artery from closing again.
"As of this morning, Jerry "The King" Lawler is in a cardiac care unit and all his vital signs are stable," the WWE said in a statement. "WWE will provide additional information as it becomes available. We continue to wish Jerry all the best for a full recovery."
Lawler's ex-wife, Stacy Carter, confirmed the angioplasty procedure in a Twitter post. "He had a stint & a balloon put in. Right now he is still heavily sedated," Carter tweeted.