Duran Durans Andy Taylor issues cancer update after needing end-of-life care08/26/2023
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Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor has revealed his prostate cancer is now “asymptomatic”.
The guitarist shared the update after previously being classified as needing “palliative, end-of-life care”.
Andy first received his diagnosis of stage four prostate cancer back in 2018, but it was only made public last year.
In an update, the 62-year-old told fans he was in hospital for his second round of treatment.
“Everything is going so very well,” he revealed, alongside a picture of him smiling in his dressing gown while in hospital.
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Andy added: “I’m so deeply touched by everyone’s well wishes & love, I’m in good hands & just want to thank everyone for their kindness & strength, as a family we are beginning to feel whole again. ATX.” (sic)
Many of the musician’s 17,000 followers sent their well wishes in the comments section.
Gary Kemp wrote: “Sending big love to you. Xxx.”
Simon Labea commented: “I am so proud of you, Andy!!! We’re all rooting for you! Sending all the love & positivity!”
Ny Yankees7 typed: “Prayers and love for you always Andy.”
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The guitarist’s health meant he was unable to join the rest of Duran Duran when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
However, after speaking to a doctor, he was told about a treatment that was targeted to see only cancer cells.
Speaking to The Times, Andy said he had been given a round of the medical intervention, which sees radioactive chemicals given intravenously, by scientist Christopher Evans.
According to the publication he is “radioactive for several days” and is unable to sleep in the same room as someone else.
Andy added: “I was classified as palliative, end-of-life care … and now I’m not; I’m asymptomatic.”
The musician’s bandmates, singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor, were told about his diagnosis in a letter, which the former read out to the audience at the ceremony last year.
Taylor said: “It takes someone with a very special quality from their heart to do that and not drop a word. People don’t realise he’s actually quite a classy guy.”
When asked about returning to Duran Duran, he said: “No, I’m not going to rejoin the band.
“I would not say no to (part time for) the opportunity, particularly for the fans, but as I keep reminding people, you have to be asked.”
Next month, he will release his first solo album in decades titled Man’s A Wolf To Man. He brought out the records Dangerous in 1990 and Thunder in 1987.
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