Friday, August 12, 2011

Healtwatch Jon Lord

Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who was a founding member of
the band, has revealed that he is suffering from cancer. Lord, 70, did
not reveal what type of cancer he is afflicted with, but he did post a
statement on his blog, which read as follows:

"I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to
know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break
from performing while getting the treatment and cure.

"I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just
has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good
shape next year."

Lord co-wrote with the late Tony Ashton the score for "The Last Rebel" (1971) starring Joe Namath.

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