One of the rock n roll greats, 83-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis, is said to be on the mend after he had what was explained to be a “minor stroke” on February 28th. Lewis has been hospitalized ever since in Memphis, Tennessee, and is now reported to have been moved to a rehabilitation center.
Lewis’ neurologist, Dr. Rohini Bhole, also gave assurances that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is: he’s “expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab. From what I have seen thus far, he is heading in the right direction.”
Whilst on the mend Lewis will have to cancel his upcoming scheduled appearances on April 28th at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, May 18th at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, and his June 8thapperance at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
The same press release says that Lewis “greatly appreciates the prayers and well wishes he’s received from fans all over the world.”
Known for his string of hits including: “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Lewis is one of rock and roll’s true pioneers, and let’s face it, his music and on and off stage persona has been a benchmark for ‘crazy’ in the music business for years.