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Take some time today to send some good thoughts to ex MuchMusic VJ Kim Clarke Champniss. His voice is gone forever.

Anyone who has worked with or met Kim Clarke Champniss will tell you he’s one nice and honorable dude. He could use some thoughts and prayers now that his throat cancer has returned.

He posted this on Facebook: “To get to the egg-sized tumour the surgeons had to pull out my voice-box and my swallow tube. I have lost my natural voice forever.”

He’s now waiting to be fitted wtih a voice prosthesis. For someone who makes a living with his voice, that’s beyond devastating.

Here’s his Facebook post. Send a word of encouragement, okay?

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5 thoughts on “Take some time today to send some good thoughts to ex MuchMusic VJ Kim Clarke Champniss. His voice is gone forever.

  • Much love and health to you Kim.I remember you very well from back in the days
    of Much Music.A lovely time for us all.
    I hope your recovery will be better, and quicker than you think.
    Blessings, Brenda MacKenzie

  • Wow what sad news, if you are reading this by chance Kim, I lift my hat to you Sir for all your work and a swell guy you have always been. I salute your courage and believe that you will find a way to keep going with your dreams and life! I also lost in similar style like you have and found a new way later so…don’t give up kicking that can down the road dude!

  • Dear Mr Champiss I wish you get well soon. Jesus blessings upon you for healing. Thank u for your great work at MuchMusic. Stay strong.

  • I remember your musician interviews on the New Music and other City related shows I’m sure. They were insightful and well researched interviews and the artists always seemed to like you. City TV had some great music journalists and you were definitely one of them. Get well soon Kim.

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