"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," said Lewis's publicist Zach Farnum in a statement to People. "The Killer wants to express his continued appreciation to his fans across the world for their continued thoughts and prayers."
Although many associate Lewis with his role in the commercial rise of rock music and teenage culture, he charted quite a few country hits. Like his peer Elvis Presley, Lewis experienced his own 1968 comeback with the country album Another Place, Another Time and its timeless single "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)." Lewis kept scoring country hits, including five number ones, until 1986.
Such a track record leaves many, including Lewis himself, wondering why a career worthy of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame hasn't earned the Killer a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's rotunda.