Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor in LOS ANGELES was not able to attend his band’s induction into
the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Saturday, revealing that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer during Rock Hall
Taylor wrote about himself:
“Although my current condition is not immediately life-threatening, there is no cure”.
Simon Le Bon who is Duran Duran’s lead singer broke the news onstage, reading portions of an open letter from Taylor, where the audience at the Microsoft Theater gasped audibly.
Le Bon also read from Taylor’s letter, “Just over four years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Of course, we are no different, Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease. The greatest fans a group could have, and this exceptional accolade so I speak from the perspective of a family man but with profound humility to the band.”
Le Bon didn’t stop and read another portion describing Taylor’s after years of eligibility he feels “massive disappointment” at missing the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony after Duran Duran finally made the cut.
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In the Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Inductees Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran speak onstage during the Rock &. The heart-touching letter said
“Let there be no doubt I was stoked about the whole thing, even bought a new guitar with the essential whammy! I’m so very proud of these four brothers, I’m amazed at their durability, and I’m delighted at accepting this award. I’m glad I’m around to see the day.”
You can check out “A Note From Andy,” The full letter, has been posted on the band’s website.
In the letter, Taylor shared his feelings about the treatment, he writes he has the best doctors and life-extending medical treatment “that until very recently allowed me just to rock on.” However a week ago, he “suffered a setback” that prevented his travel. “I had to be honest in that both physically and mentally, I would be pushing my boundaries.”
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