Rep for Jerry Lewis Says Report of His Reinstatement With MDA Telethon Is False Reuters, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jerry Lewis won't be returning to the muscular dystrophy fund-raiser this year, his spokeswoman says, denying a report published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to Reuters.
On Sunday the Las Vegas Review-Journal published a piece by Norm Clarke that said Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association "have made peace." Calling it a "stunning reversal," the piece said Lewis was reinstated to the telethon, a job he has performed since 1966.
"Him being reinstated as the host of the MDA telethon is not accurate," Candi Cazau, a publicist for Lewis, told Reuters. Clarke said in a Twitter post that his source had misspoken, and that he meant Lewis had been "reconciled," not "reinstated," the Reuters story notes.
A representative for the MDA didn't return calls, the article notes.