US singer Jerry Lee Lewis suffers stroke as ‘family ask for fans’ prayers’

ROCK and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has suffered a stroke, according to a family statement.

The 83-year-old is said to be recovering at home in Memphis, US, after suffering a minor stroke on Wednesday.

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The singer first shot to fame in 1950s and is best known for his hit Great Balls of Fire.

His family asked for fans’ prayers in a statement.

A family statement said: “Last night, Jerry Lee Lewis suffered a minor stroke.

“He is with his family, recuperating in Memphis and the doctors expect a full recovery.

“The Killer looks forward to getting back into the studio soon to record a Gospel record and on the road performing live for his fans.

“His family requests privacy at this time. Well wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated.”

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