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Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor reveals stage 4 prostate cancer diagnosis

Duran Duran guitar player Andy Taylor has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer.

musician Was absent from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. According to the band, Taylor was not able to travel due to his health condition.

The rest of his Duran Duran bandmates present at the ceremony shared that Taylor is battling health issues as a result of stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. The band honored him by reading the acceptance speech he had written during the ceremony.

“Just four years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4. metastatic prostate cancer,” The band shared on Taylor’s behalf. “Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and, of course, we are no different; so I speak from the point of view of a family man, but with deep humility towards the band, the eldest of a group. fans and it can be extraordinary praise.

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“I’m really sorry and massively disappointed I couldn’t make it,” he continued. “No doubt I was worried about the whole thing, even having bought a new guitar that had the necessary bang. I’m so proud of these four brothers; I’m amazed at their durability, And I’m so happy to accept this award. I often doubted that day would come. I sure as hell am ready to see that day.”

Duran Duran took a hiatus before reuniting more than a decade later.  He would eventually be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

Duran Duran took a hiatus before reuniting more than a decade later. He would eventually be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
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After the induction ceremony, Taylor uploaded her full speech to Duran Duran. official website,

Members of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, in Ibiza at Pacha Destino Resort on April 29, 2022 in Ibiza, Spain.

Members of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, in Ibiza at Pacha Destino Resort on April 29, 2022 in Ibiza, Spain.
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“I have the Rogers and Edwards of doctors and medical treatments that recently allowed me to just rock,” he wrote. “Although my current condition is not immediately life-threatening, there is no cure. Recently I was doing fine after some very sophisticated life-extending treatments, that was until a week or so ago when I had a There was a setback, and despite extraordinary efforts for my team, I had to be honest that, both physically and mentally, I would push my limits. However, what this band (with or without me) achieved for 44 years No one needs to be separated from what he has done and achieved.”

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Duran Duran was included in Rock End;  Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Duran Duran was included in Rock End; Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday.
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Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie and A Tribe Called Quest were also among the first-time nominees for the year.

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