Jerry Lewis Will NOT Be Back For MDA Labor Day Telethon
10:29 pm, August 21st, 2011
Jerry Lewis was reported earlier today to be returning to the Muscular Dystrophy Association‘s Labor Day telethon.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the comedy icon had been “reinstated” at the annual fundraising event after the two sides “made peace.”
But it’s not true.
His rep, Candi Cazau, says Lewis “being reinstated as the host of the MDA telethon is not accurate.”
Last May, it had been announced that Lewis, who hosted the telethon for 45 years, would be retiring after the 2011 show.
Earlier this month came the surprising news that Lewis was no longer the association’s national chairman and would not take part in this year’s telethon.
His first telethon in 1966 was carried by a single New York station and raised more than $1 million.
Last year’s telethon brought in nearly $59 million for muscular dystrophy and ALS research.
The organization has already announced its star-studded lineup for the September 4 event.
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