Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Expected to Fully Recover’ From Stroke
Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering well from his recent stroke and has been moved from hospital to a rehabilitation center, a statement announced.
Earlier this month it was reported he had suffered a “minor stroke,” but that the 83-year-old was expected to return to work without canceling any shows. However, in the update, it's announced that appearances until June have been called off.
“Great news! After suffering a stroke and spending two weeks in the hospital, Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred to a rehabilitation center,” the statement read.
“Jerry Lee Lewis is expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab," his neurologist, Dr. Rohini Bhole, added. "From what I have seen thus far, he is heading in the right direction.”
“As such, Jerry Lee Lewis will unfortunately have to cancel his appearances on April 28 at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, May 18 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn., and on June 8 at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va.,” the statement continued. “The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer greatly appreciates the prayers and well wishes he’s received from fans all over the world. He wants them to know he can’t wait to get back onstage and into the studio to make his gospel record.”
The only show still on his schedule takes place in Nashville on July 1. It had been postponed from last December following an earlier health alert. "The Killer is always disappointed to cancel a show," his website reported at the time. "I was really looking forward to seeing everyone in Nashville next week," Lewis said at the time. "I expect a speedy recovery."