Jerry Lee Lewis Stroke
Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP)

Jerry Lee Lewis Transferred to Rehab Facility Following Stroke, Expected to 'Fully Recover'


Country and rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred to a rehab facility after suffering a minor stroke on Feb. 28, according to his publicist. Lewis has spent the past two weeks in the hospital.

According to a statement from Lewis' neurologist, the singer is expected to make a full recovery.

"Jerry Lee Lewis is expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab," Lewis' neurologist Dr. Rohibi Bhole said in a statement. "From what I have seen thus far, he is heading in the right direction."

Lewis also canceled three upcoming shows: an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 28, a show at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 18 and a concert at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va. on June 8. Lewis' show at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on July 1 is still scheduled.


Lewis is currently plotting a gospel record.

The 83-year-old music legend rose to fame with his 1957 smash hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." He went on to have hits with "Great Balls of Fire," "Breathless" and "Another Place, Another Time." Lewis was part of the Sun Records' Million Dollar Quartet, which also included Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins. Lewis remains one of the most iconic and influential figures in country and rock 'n' roll history.