Elvis Costello battling “very aggressive” cancer

Elvis Costello has apologized for canceling a European tour, but I think we can all forgive him because he revealed that he’s battling a “very aggressive” form cancer.

At some point several weeks ago, he quietly had surgery to remove some kind of tumour, which seemed to arrest the progress of the disease. He was well enough to head out on tour, but the pace proved to be too much. Doctors have told him to rest, so the last six dates on the tour have been canceled.

Here’s his completely Facebook post:

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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