Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis Suffers a Stroke and Hospitalized

Updated On 03 Mar, 2019 Published On

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke. Doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery.

His health update was given by his publicist who took to the musician's official Facebook account to confirm that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, 83, had a heart attack Thursday night. He is recuperating in Memphis.

According to his publicist, Zach Farnum, scheduled shows have not been affected.

The Facebook statement reads,

Last night, Jerry Lee Lewis suffered a minor stroke. He is with his family, recuperating in Memphis and the doctors expect a full recovery. The Killer looks forward to getting back into the studio soon to record a Gospel record and on the road performing live for his fans. His family requests privacy at this time. Well wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated.

The publicist also quoted a verse from the bible that reads, "'But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the Lord" - Jeremiah 30:17."

Here's the post, check it out.

Jerry, whose nickname is The Killer, is best known for his work and piano skills on songs such as Whole Lotta Shakin and Great Balls of Fire

The singer is scheduled to perform at the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April 2019. He reportedly has also plans to record a gospel album soon.

Jerry's stroke and hospitalization news come shortly after the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, Luke Perry, suffered a stroke at his home in Los Angeles.

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