After Jerry “The King” Lawler’s heart attack while commentating at the Raw television wrestling match in Montreal Monday night, the WWE continued to inform fans via social media channels of the condition of the 62-year old Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, according to an article on Mashable.
By posting continuous updates on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, fans remained apprised of the beloved commentator’s condition instead of wondering why Lawler collapsed at a desk while on live television, followed by silence.
Fans are engaging with the digital platforms as well to send well wishes.“It is no surprise that fans are using social media to send their messages of support,” said WWE representatives to Mashable. “This is a reflection of the world we live in today and the power of the social media to connect people.” For example, over 9,000 people “liked” yesterday’s WWE Facebook posting that ”as of this morning, Jerry “The King” Lawler is in a cardiac care unit and all his vital signs are stable. WWE will provide additional information as it becomes available. We continue to wish Jerry all the best for a full recovery.” Over 2,000 fans then commented with mostly get well soon messages.