View Full Version : Casino: Jerry Lewis has 'mild' heart attack

06-14-2006, 10:37 AM
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.