Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the architects of early rock ‘n’ roll, provided an update on his health after suffering what’s being reported as a minor stroke last month. Rolling Stone cites a press release from the 83-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s neurologist saying Lewis is expected to “fully recover.”
He was reportedly recently moved from a hospital to a rehab facility to further his treatment.
Meanwhile, the rock ‘n’ roller, whose quintessential hits include “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” has had to cancel a number of scheduled concert appearances. He has reportedly called off performances in New Orleans, at the 50th Jazz Fest; in Knoxville, Tenn.; and in Alexandria, Va.
“Prior to the stroke, Lewis had been continuing to tour and was preparing to enter the studio to record his next project, a gospel album,” Rolling Stone reports. The report quotes his spokesperson saying: “He wants [fans] to know he can’t wait to get back onstage and into the studio to make his gospel record.”
Here’s an incredible jam between Jerry Lee Lewis and Keith Richards on TV from 1983, with Mick Fleetwood on drums …