Mar 19, 2019
By Jane Brown
Some encouraging news about Jerry Lee Lewis.
His reps say the 83 year old musical pioneer has been transferred to a rehabilitation centre.
This comes two weeks after Lewis suffered a stroke and spent two weeks in the hospital. A new release quotes a doctor as saying Lewis “is expected to fully recover” and is “heading in the right direction.”
The statement also says Lewis will have to skip some upcoming performances. Those include one next month at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, one set for May 18th at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a third on June 8th at The Birchmere located outside Washington D.C.
Jerry Lee Lewis catapulted to fame with his 1957 hit, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, and proved to the world that a piano man could play front and center on the world’s biggest stages. He has stirred up some trouble in his days, once lighting a piano on fire on stage with a Coca-Cola bottle of gasoline to close out the show. Other rock legends have said that they never wanted to follow Jerry Lee Lewis’ performance.