A consultant for ‘Nice Balls Of Hearth’ singer Jerry Lee Lewis has confirmed that he’s alive and effectively after false stories of his loss of life emerged.
On Wednesday (October 26), TMZ printed a narrative claiming that Lewis had died at his house in Memphis, following a interval of sickness. Earlier this month, Lewis was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame however was too unwell with the flu to attend the ceremony, with Kris Kristofferson accepting the honour in Lewis’ place.
A consultant for the singer has since confirmed to Web page Six that Lewis is “alive” and that TMZ had “reported erroneously off a bullshit nameless tip” when breaking the information about his supposed passing. TMZ themselves have since up to date their very own story.
“Jerry Lee Lewis shouldn’t be useless… as we beforehand reported. We’re advised the rock ‘n’ roll legend is alive, residing in Memphis,” TMZ‘s story now reads. “Earlier right now we had been advised by somebody claiming to be Lewis’ rep that he had handed. That turned out to not be the case. TMZ regrets the error.”
In his acceptance speech for his Nation Music Corridor of Fame induction, Lewis mentioned it was with “heartfelt unhappiness and disappointment that I write to you right now from my sick mattress, moderately than be capable to share my ideas in particular person”, including that he “tried every thing I might to construct up the power” to attend.
“I’m honored to be going into that Corridor of Fame rotunda with a few of my heroes – Hank Williams Sr., Jimmie Rodgers and the like – to not point out so many superb buddies who’ve been so good to me by way of the years,” Lewis concluded.
“Thanks all on your assist and love and for electing me into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame, and most of all, because of God for permitting me to expertise this honor whereas I’m nonetheless right here.”
Lewis, who rose to prominence within the late Nineteen Fifties with ‘Entire Lotta Shakin’ Goin On’, ‘Nice Balls Of Hearth’, ‘Breathless’ and ‘Excessive College Confidential’, was hospitalised in Memphis after struggling a stroke in 2019. Whereas he was pressured to cancel some deliberate appearances, he made a full restoration.