Despite earlier today's allegations to the contrary, rock icon Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive, according to Entertainment Weekly.

A spokesman for Lewis, who is currently (still) 87 years old, released a statement today denying an earlier TMZ report that said he had passed away today

The report has prompted an apology from TMZ.

Lewis experienced a stroke back in 2019, but he seemed confident enough in his rehabilitation a year later to announce the release of a gospel album.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame earlier this year, 

but he reportedly chose not to attend the induction ceremony on the advice of his physicians. Additionally,

Ethan Coen's documentary Trouble In Mind, which was released earlier this year,

had him as its subject. More Jerry Lee Lewis stuff than you could expect in 2022!

Jerry Lee Lewis still alive, despite reports of his death