Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Casino: Jerry Lewis has 'mild' heart attack

Many Years agom 1991-1992 I worked at Royal Caribbean cruise lines. My first trip on one of our longer vessles when Majesty was doing the Werstern Caribbean, THE Mary Wells of the Diana Ross and the Supremes (her singers..). Ohhh scandalous. It was one this trip that I met Jerry Lewis he was entertaining, as well as Ms. Wells. There is a story for ya! We pray health and well being for Jerry and his family and friends.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006; Posted: 12:59 a.m. EDT (04:59 GMT)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Comedian Jerry Lewis had what was described as a "mild" heart attack Sunday.

"He is under hospital care and is expected to make a full recovery," said Candi Cazau, spokeswoman for the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where Lewis was scheduled to perform July 13-16. Lewis has canceled the performance.

Lewis, 80, also has a "a touch of pneumonia," Cazau said in a statement.

A call to Lewis' manager, Claudia Marghilano, was not returned Tuesday.

Last week, a wise-cracking Lewis appeared healthy at a news conference in Las Vegas when he announced his first return to live performances in five years after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, a crippling lung ailment.

He also appeared Friday at a Friars Club roast in New York.

Lewis announced last week that he planned to direct a version of his hit 1963 comedy, "The Nutty Professor," as a musical on Broadway by October 2008.

Those plans have not changed, said executive producer Ned McLeod of The Michael Andrew Company, which bought the rights to develop the show in March.

"We support and will be by Jerry on any health issue that comes up for him as well as he would for me or Michael," McLeod said. "It's not going to affect us."

Copyright 2006 TheAssociated Press. All rights reserved.


Blogger Beverly said...

THat's crazy that you got to meet Jerry Lewis..! He's got a big heart and I pray that it is healed and healthy again soon..

hmmm..I wonder if Jeremy will ever comment on my blog again..hmmm

Have a wonderful day or night, whatever it is there...


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