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Jerry Lewis’ publicist said yesterday the veteran entertainer will not participate in the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon in Las Vegas. The MDA announced earlier this year that Lewis was retiring as host after 45 years. The Las Vegas Sun said the 85-year-old star had been planning to perform his signature song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for the final time in a pre-recorded clip to air on Sunday’s show. However, musicians hired to back him up were told the gig had been called off.

Lewis’ rep confirmed he would not appear live or via video on the program, but did not say why. This Sunday, the show will be broadcast with hosts and several celebrities including Randy Jackson from American Idol.

Source: Inside Buzz

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