Perkins was admitted to the intensive care unit at Jackson-Madison County General on Wednesday. He had been resting at home, where he was undergoing physical therapy, after suffering another stroke last month.
Along with Chuck Berry and Little Richard, Perkins is noted as one of the founders of rock 'n' roll. He scored his biggest hit with the 1956 release of "Blue Suede Shoes." Perkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987.