Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Louisiana native Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month. As a result, he will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

According to his neurologist, the 83-year-old Lewis is expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab.

The Classic Country Saturday Night favorite also announced he is cancelling his May 18 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee and a June 8 date in Alexandria, Virginia.

Nicknamed "The Killer," Lewis is known for his great energy and piano skills on songs like "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", plus his country classics like "Thirty Nine and Holding" and "Middle Age Crazy."