Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis in band’s Rock and Roll HOF speech

Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis in band’s Rock and Roll HOF speech

Founding Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor is affected by stage 4 prostate most cancers, his bandmates revealed throughout their Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame Induction speech on Saturday evening

Taylor, 61, was unable to attend the band’s induction ceremony on Saturday evening however frontman Simon Le Bon learn a letter Taylor had written, by which he revealed that he was identified with stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers 4 years in the past.

“Many households have skilled the sluggish burn of this illness and naturally, we aren’t any completely different,” Taylor wrote in his letter. “So I converse from the angle of a household man however with profound humility to the band, the best followers a bunch may have, and this distinctive accolade.”

The British rocker stated he has been receiving glorious remedy, however had lately suffered a “setback.” He acknowledged that though his situation is “not instantly life-threatening, there isn’t a remedy.”

From left to proper, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Andy Taylor throughout their speech at thirty seventh Annual Roll Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony.Getty Pictures for The Rock and Ro

“Regardless of the distinctive efforts of my group, I needed to be sincere in that each bodily and mentally, I might be pushing my boundaries,” the letter learn. “Nonetheless, none of this must or ought to detract from what this band (with or with out me) has achieved and sustained for 44 years.”

The induction ceremony was meant to be a reunion for Duran Duran, which Taylor was a member of from 1980 to 1986 and once more from 2001 to 2006. He performed guitar on the band’s first three albums, which included the hit songs “Rio” and “Hungry Just like the Wolf.”

“We’ve had a privileged life, we had been a bit naughty however very nice, a bit shirty however very effectively dressed, a bit stuffed with ourselves as a result of we had so much to provide, however as I’ve stated many instances, whenever you really feel that collective, instinctive, kindred spirit of creativity combined with ambition, armed with an über cool bunch of followers, effectively what may probably go unsuitable?” Taylor mirrored in his letter.

He stated he was “massively upset” that he couldn’t be there along with his bandmates — Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Le Bon — and stated he had even purchased a brand new guitar to play for the event. Taylor just isn’t associated to John or Roger.

Taylor lately had a setback along with his most cancers and isn’t anticipated to tour with the band within the close to future.Redferns

“I’m so very happy with these 4 brothers; I’m amazed at their sturdiness, and I’m overjoyed at accepting this award,” the letter learn. “I typically doubted the day would come. I’m positive as hell glad I’m round to see the day.”

Additionally inducted to the Corridor of Fame on Saturday had been Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon.

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