Andy Taylor was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in 2018
Duran DuranAndy Taylor speaks publicly about his cancer diagnosis.
He said the guitarist, 62, was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer in 2018 but is now showing no symptoms of the disease, after undergoing treatment using radioactive chemicals to target his cancer cells. times Friday.
“I was billed for palliative care at the end of life,” Taylor revealed to the outlet. “Now I am not; I am asymptomatic.
Speaking of the Welsh scientist Christopher Evans, who created the cutting-edge treatment, Taylor added: “He’s a genius. I call him Elon Musk’s cancer.
However, the process was not easy. according to timesTaylor becomes “radioactive for several days” after his treatment and must sleep on his own for two weeks. He still has five more rounds of treatment to go, having had his first session two weeks ago.
The musician has also experienced many psychological ups and downs during his journey with cancer times His lowest point came six weeks after his diagnosis when he fully understood the ramifications of his illness.
Taylor said he realized: “You’re going to have to say goodbye to your family. You’re not going to see your grandson’s 10th birthday.” “Psychologically, it’s amazing – you can’t get treatment to remove the certainty of death.”
After keeping his diagnosis private outside of his family, Taylor’s disease is detected in rotation Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction is set in 2022 when bandmate Simon Le Bon reads A letter written by a guitarist audience in Los Angeles.
“Just over four years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease, and of course we are no different; so I speak from the perspective of a family man but with deep humility” of the band, their greatest fan. The group and this exceptional prize can have them,” Taylor wrote in part in his letter.
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He added, “I am very proud of these four brothers, I am amazed at their durability, and I am very happy to accept this award.” “I often doubted that the day would come. I’m sure I’m so glad I’m here to see the day.”
Taylor is preparing to release his solo album The man is a wolf On September 8, it was also revealed times that Le Bon visited him at his home in Ibiza, Spain after days of induction, where the duo recorded music together in Taylor’s home studio.
Le Bon also recently played his new song “This Will Be Ours” on his Sirius digital radio show.
In February, Taylor opened up His marriage to his wife, Tracy Wilson And how crucial it was to deal with cancer.
“I’m glad I got to have a solid marriage,” he said. “The real support you get is from your family. They are the people you have to live with [the diagnosis] Daily.”
“if [they] “Understand that, understand not to ask that question, try to stay optimistic in general and not hide life from you, just to get yourself a birthday pie,” he continued. “Don’t talk politics. Just be glad you’re still here.”
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