Jerry Lee Lewis marries 13-year-old cousin

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Lewis's turbulent personal life was hidden from the public until a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London's Heathrow Airport (the only journalist present), learned about Lewis's third wife, Myra Gale Brown. She was Lewis's first cousin once removed and was only 13 years old at the time. (Brown, Lewis, and his management all insisted that she was 15.) Lewis was 22 years old. The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was cancelled after only three concerts. The scandal followed Lewis home to the US, and as a result, he was blacklisted from radio and almost vanished from the music scene.

source: 'Jerry Lee Lewis'; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis; Wikipedia; taken from Wiki: 24 January 2013; Marriage became puplic in May 1958