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Lawler released from hospital, back home

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Jerry "The King" Lawler, who suffered a heart attack Sept. 10, was released from a Montreal hospital and is back in Memphis, World Wrestling Entertainment said.

"Jerry "The King" Lawler has been released from a Montreal medical facility," WWE spokesman Kevin Hennessy said. "We continue to wish Jerry all the best, and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the future."

A picture snapped moments after wrestling legend Jerry Lawler flew back to Memphis around 2:30 p.m. Monday shows Lawler sporting a thumbs up, while standing next to the doctor who saved his life and his girlfriend Lauryn McBride.  McBride says they flew back on a private jet, courtesy of WWE.

"To actually land here in Memphis I think we were both a little emotional, this is home," said McBride. "His short term memory is in and out he doesn't remember the night what happened, the little things here and there they said that had a lot to do with medication and that the next couple of weeks he should be just fine."

Since their return to Memphis, the pair has been flooded with calls.  While they're grateful for the widespread support, McBride says Lawler has a small request.

"Jerry's just asking that everyone give him 24 hours to get through, we've been exhausted just this entire week," she said.

Under doctor's orders, Lawler's diet will likely change.  But, McBride says this experience changed the wrestler's outlook too.

"He told me the other night, that wrestling has been everything to him, but wrestling's not everything, he sees life as being important his family, everything is important to him."

There's no timetable for how soon he could be back in action with WWE.

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The 63-year-old collapsed at the announcer's table at Bell Centre in Montreal on Sept. 10. He still wrestles and took part in a tag-team match before joining broadcast partner Michael Cole ringside for the rest of the program.

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