Jerry Lee Lewis Suffers A Stroke

Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering in Memphis after a stroke.

The 83-year-old rock and roll, and country pioneer suffered a minor stroke Thursday evening, February 28th, according to his Facebook Page on Friday.

“He is with his family, recuperating in Memphis and the doctors expect a full recovery,” the message explains, adding, “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.”

In recent years Lewis has continued to tour regularly, and his publicist, Zach Farnum, tells Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper that the music legend does not plan to cancel any of his upcoming shows. Lews is expected to perform as normal at his next scheduled show, which is set to take place at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in May