Jason D. Williams does not want to pursue new DNA-test to prove Jerry Lee Lewis is his father

Jason D. Williams set in Nashville.

(Brad Newman)

Jason D. Williams is happy to let rumours be rumours.

The rockabilly musician has been long rumored to be the illegitimate child of music legend Jerry Lee Lewis.

Musician Jerry Lee Lewis performs during the second of two 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York, October 30, 2009.


Williams revealed to the Children of the Song podcast that he and Lewis had DNA testing done years ago, but the test was not conclusive.

“When we have a DNA test done, which was far enough back she could not positively tell whether he was or not,” Williams, who was adopted, told the Children of the Song. “But they can certainly rule and not the rule.”

But Williams said he and Lewis did not want to pursue the matter.

“He didn’t want to follow, I did not want to follow,” Lewis shared.

There were also other indicators that Lewis was his father.

“There was another time, when we would go fishing or something like that, and he also knows a lot about before I was born,” Williams recalled. “But I was raised with great parents and I already had Jerry Lee since I was a child. I was heavily influenced by him.”

Listen to Jason D. Williams’ ‘the Children of the Song” episode. You can download or stream the podcast from the Children of the Song homepage or become a subscriber to Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Google Play, or Stitcher.

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