On the most recent episode of ‘Dinner With The King,’ Jerry “The King” Lawler, with his co-host Glenn Moore, talks at-length about the passing of his son, Brian Christopher Lawler.
For the first time, Lawler describes finding out the news while on the road, what the doctors said at the hospital, and why he believes Brian did not hang himself in jail.
You can listen to Lawler’s comments in full in the above video player, and below is what Lawler had to say on how difficult the passing of Christopher has been for him.
“It’s been, without a doubt, the roughest thing that I’ve ever been through in my life. And you know I lost my dad when I was 19, lost my mom seven years ago, and lost my brother three years ago. Anytime you lose a family member everybody out there knows, anytime you lose a family member it is very emotional and it’s very tough. The old saying is ‘no parent should ever have to bury their own child,’ and until something like that is experienced, you just can’t really wrap your head around it. You can’t really know what it’s like until it happens, and I guess it’s something you think would never happen, I never dreamed it in a million years.”
Also during the podcast, Lawler discusses being on the road at a Comic-Con event when he received the news of Christopher’s passing and reported suicide, and details arriving at the hospital to discover Christopher on life support.
On having doubts that Christopher hung himself in jail, Lawler had the following to say:
“There’s more to this than we can really talk about right now. A lot of people have expressed, as I have, doubts as to whether Brian actually did commit suicide. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is working on investigating what went on at the jail. I don’t have any results from that yet. But I have my doubts as well. We’ve been contacted by inmates that were in the jail with Brian, that said they don’t believe what was told is exactly actually what happened. We’ve been contacted by another person who witnessed…you know I just probably shouldn’t say anymore, because this investigation is gonna be ongoing and it may take a long time for this to be sorted out. But I don’t want to believe Brian committed suicide.”
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