Earlier this week, it was reported that Jerry Lee Lewis had died after news broke that he had contracted the flu and was hospitalized. However, the report turned out to be false.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Jerry Lee Lewis’ agent reveals the truth.
On October 26, TMZ reported that Jerry Lee Lewis had passed away and had taken the whole internet into a frenzy.
However, a spokesperson for Lewis said the 87-year-old legendary musician is still alive and turning away.
They say, ‘He’s alive. TMZ misreported the anonymous tip.’
TMZ, on the other hand, immediately seized the opportunity and deleted the original article. After that, they replaced it with a withdrawal.
Something that can only happen to Jerry Lee Lewis…! Alive my friends…🎵 pic.twitter.com/HJdm3BlRTz
— Michael de Barres (@MDesbarres) October 26, 2022
The media publication said in an article ‘Jerry Lee Lewis is not dead… As we previously reported.’
In addition, the outlet said, ‘I heard that the legend of rock and roll lives in Memphis. Earlier today we heard Lewis’ rep from someone claiming he had passed. Turns out it wasn’t. TMZ is sorry for the error.’
The false news about Lewis’ death came after he contracted the flu and was rushed to hospital. Additionally, he was not inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 16.
It turns out that the great fireball benevolent to the world, Jerry Lee Lewis, is alive and healthy. Because he is truly the last one. pic.twitter.com/mRYyPl2X4m
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) October 26, 2022
Message from Jerry Lee Lewis after Country Music Hall of Fame induction
Jerry Lee Lewis’ social media team used Instagram to share acceptance notes on behalf of rock and roll musicians.
He said, ‘Rather than sharing my thoughts personally, I am sorry and sorry that I am writing to you at the hospital today.’
In addition, the memo read, “I did my best to develop the strength of today. I’ve been looking forward to it since I found out earlier this year. We sincerely apologize to everyone who missed this great event, and we hope to see you soon.’
“To be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the highest honor in country music. In my professional music career for over 60 years, this country has always been the genre I feel most comfortable with at home. Fellow artists, radio and industry insiders. Some of them anyway.’
Meanwhile, Lewis’ ‘long and dear friend’ Chris Christofferson presented a medal to a pioneer who caught the flu at the hospital.