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LOS ANGELES – Jerry Lee Lewis, the 83-year-old – old rock & # 39; n & # 39; Roll pioneer, had suffered a slight stroke on Thursday night, according to his representative.
"At the moment we are just asking for prayers and asking the media to express how important Jerry is," his publicist. Zach Farnum, said.
Asked if any of the singer's upcoming dates should be canceled (he is scheduled to play at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 28, followed by dates in Tennessee and Virginia in May and June), Farnum said, "We'll see from now on no reason we need to have, which is a good sign, "said Farnum.
A statement posted on Lewis's official Facebook page and in the media said, "Last night, Jerry Lee Lewis. He suffered a minor stroke, he is with his family, is recovering in Memphis and the doctors are looking forward to a full recovery, the killer is looking forward to returning to the studio soon to record a gospel album and perform live on the road for his fans, his family asks for privacy, well, wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated. " The post ended with a Biblical quote from Jeremiah 30:17, "But I will make you well and heal your wounds," explains the Lord.
Although Lewis has slowed down his tours in recent years, he has averaged at least one appearance per month lately, and appeared in Greenville, SC just two weeks ago.
He played the Riot Festival in Chicago last fall and the Stagecoach Festival in California in 2017.
His latest album, Rock & Roll Time, brought him together with partners such as Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson and Neil Young , published in 2014.