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Comedian Jerry Lewis enters 'rehab' phase of treatment

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Jerry Lewis reacts during an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Aug, 24, 2016. (AP image) Jerry Lewis reacts during an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Aug, 24, 2016. (AP image)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5/AP) -

A publicist for Jerry Lewis said the comedian is in the rehabilitation phase of treatment for his urinary tract infection.

The publicist said the comedian has been hospitalized since June 3 at a Las Vegas hospital.

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Lewis’ wife said “he is off antibiotics, but we don't want him home until he is strong enough to be at the house. I don't want him to leave as long as they are still working with him."

He is also undergoing therapy to strengthen his swallowing reflex, the publicist said. 

The 91-year-old was scheduled to shoot a movie in Toronto this month, but his publicist said those plans are now on hold.  

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