Jerry Lee Lewis Calls Off Nashville Show to Continue Rehab From Minor Stroke

Explaining why the 83-year-old pulls the plug on his July 1 appearance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, his representatives claim that he feels he is 'yet back to the level that his fans deserve.'

AceShowbiz - Rock 'n' roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis has pulled the plug on another upcoming show as he continues to recover from a minor stroke.

The 83-year-old was hospitalised in February, and he was subsequently moved to a medical centre in Memphis, Tennessee, for "aggressive and intensive rehab".

At the time, his publicist insisted the star was expected to make a full recovery, but it appears he will not be ready to return to the stage in time for a July 1 show in Nashville.

"Unfortunately, Jerry Lee Lewis will have to cancel the July 1 Nashville show at Schermerhorn Symphony Center," his representatives wrote in a post on Facebook.

"Although Jerry Lee is progressing miraculously in his recovery following the recent stroke, he doesn't feel his performing is yet back to the level that his fans deserve. In the meantime, Jerry Lee is continuing his rehabilitation and his team expects a full recovery, as well as a return show in Nashville in the very near future."

The Schermon Symphony Center gig had originally been planned for December (2018), but was postponed on his doctor's orders.

The news emerges two months after Lewis axed a handful of spring appearances, including his set at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April, and a show in Knoxville, Tennessee in May.

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