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Jerry Lee Lewis Cancels Show Due To Illness

WESTBURY, NY (CelebrityAccess) — Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis canceled a planned double bill, citing an illness that left him unable to travel.

Lewis was slated to perform with Chubby Checker at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday. No make up date was announced.

The 79-year-old Lewis is best known for his role as an early pioneer of rock with hits such as "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential."

His career faded after the public became aware of his marriage to a 13-year-old cousin, but he managed to make a comeback in the world of country music in the late 1960s, producing a string of #1 country hits, including "To Make Love Sweeter For You", "There Must Be More to Love Than This", "Would You Take Another Chance on Me" and "Me and Bobby McGee". – Staff Writers