Jerry Lee Lewis Leaves Rehab Center Three Months After Stroke
Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering at home after leaving a rehab center just three months after a stroke that forced him to cancel several concert dates.
The 83-year-old rock and country legend suffered a stroke on Feb. 28, forcing him to cancel planned appearances in April, May and June. In a statement to People on June 8, his publicist, Zach Farnum, says he is currently on the mend.
“Jerry Lee Lewis is back home after a successful stay at a rehabilitation center following a stroke earlier this year,” the statement reads. “He is right on track to be back on stage soon and will be heading into the studio in the next couple of months to record a Gospel record. The Killer wants to express his continued appreciation to his fans across the world for their continued thoughts and prayers."
Lewis shot to fame in the 1950s as one of rock music's early stars, releasing a series of iconic hits via Sun Records in Memphis that includes "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "High School Confidential." His popularity faded in the '60s, but Lewis made a transition into country music beginning with his 1968 hit "Another Place, Another Time," which reached No 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Lewis went on to score a long string of Top 10 hits on Billboard's country charts in the '60s and '70s. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, among many other career honors.
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