Rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis filed a personal bankruptcy petition listing more than $3 million in debts, including $2 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service, court records show.
Lewis filed the petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday. It lists 22 creditors seeking more than $3 million, including hospital fees.The 53-year-old rock pianist and singer has had his ups and downs with the IRS and health problems for more than 10 years. Lewis listed his address as Nesbit, Miss., which is nearly 10 miles south of Memphis.
Debts listed in the petition include: About $950,000 to George Cunningham and The Whiskey River Club in Nashville; "Alleged attorney fees" of $40,000 to Memphis lawyer Irving Salky; $15,500 to Doctors Hospital in Memphis, now known as Eastwood Hospital; $10,000 to St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.; $3,000 to Baptist Hospital in Memphis; $5,000 to Memphis lawyer Marvin Ratner; $119 to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Other debts include lease payments for a Cadillac and a Corvette, possible state income taxes in Mississippi and court costs in Shelby County, Nashville and St. Louis.
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