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Jerry Lewis Not Coming Back To MDA Telethon After All

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Even though rumors circulated this weekend that comedian Jerry Lewis was coming back to host the MDA Labor Day Telethon two weeks from now, it now appears he won’t.

Sources close to Lewis are now saying that this rumor is untrue.

MDA made news a month ago when it revealed that it was dropping Jerry Lewis – the host of the telethon since 1966.

Lewis has hosted the telethon since 1966, but in May he said he was retiring from that job. He had nevertheless been expected to make a final appearance in the September 4 telethon and sing his signature song “You Never Walk Alone.”

Those plans were scrapped earlier this month when the MDA said Lewis would not be appearing on the show. The organization has since released a list of performers that includes singers Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Steven Tyler.

Jerry Lewis not reinstated as telethon host, spokeswoman says – chicagotribune.com.

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