Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the last Rock and Roll legends of the 1950s, has suffered a stroke.
In a statement, his Facebook page reveals, 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.
“‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord” – Jeremiah 30:17
The 83-year old legend is the last surviving star of the original Sun Records era. In Lewis’ day Sun Records was home to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, and Carl Lewis.
Lewis made his first recording in 1956. In 1957 he became an international star with ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On’.
Jerry Lee Lewis released his first album ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’ in 1958.
His hit songs include ‘Great Balls of Fire’, ‘Breathless’ and ‘High School Confidential’.