Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor gives most cancers replace: 'i am making an try to maintain alive'

Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor isn’t giving up in his battle in the direction of most cancers.

almost 5 years after initially receiving his evaluation of stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers, the musician is offering an replace on his well being as effectively as to revealing new particulars on how he initially realized the information of his illness.

the essential signs had been ache whereas exercising and a few lumps in his lymph nodes, Taylor defined in a mannequin new interview with people. “the very very first factor I thought-about was, when was the final time I had a PSA take a look at?'”

The PSA, or prostate-particular antigen take a look at screens for prostate most cancers. 


Andy Taylor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018.

Andy Taylor was recognized with most cancers in 2018. (Debbie Hickey)

“My father handed away as a outcomes of prostate. So there was the household historic previous. So i assumed this would possibly be, and optimistic ample,” Taylor instructed the outlet.

“As harsh as a consequence of it is, it is a dying sentence. so that you variety of stroll out of the hospital in a shocked silence because you’ll by no means be ready for … you can ought to start from the exact indisputable actuality that it is a gradual burn, so it is not going to take you quickly.”

regardless of getting the evaluation in 2018, he stored the information a secret from his bandmates and most of the people till final 12 months when Duran Duran was inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame.

“In a methodology, it ended up turning into an enormous discount as a consequence of talking about it publicly, everytime you have been dwelling with one factor for therefore prolonged, every dialog you can have with people, you are performing,” he mentioned.

“If I might get a genie out of a bottle and make one want, it is that nobody ever has to endure what I went by way of.”

Andy Taylor was not well enough to make it to Duran Duran's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Andy Taylor was not effectively ample to make it to Duran Duran’s induction into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame. (Emma McIntyre/Getty photos for The Rock and Roll hall of Fame)

Taylor has been effectively ample to proceed engaged on new music, and this spring he is set to launch a solo album.

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He mentioned he is “making an try to maintain alive and reside a life, which i am utterly not giving up on. … Music’s by no means had a better worth to me. actually one of many issues that I realized early was, for these who preserve your thoughts lively and also you are there and bodily lively, it actually does [make a difference]. you are carrying this grim reaper of a weight.”

L-R: Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes posed for a group shot in 1981.

L-R: Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes posed for a gaggle shot in 1981. (Peter Noble/Redferns)

all by way of Duran Duran’s Rock & Roll hall of Fame induction, the band study a letter from Taylor, who was too in poor well being to make it to the ceremony.

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“simply over 4 years in the past, i used to be recognized with stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers,” he wrote in that letter. “Many households have expert the gradual burn of this illness and, in spite of every thing, we’re not any completely different. … i am overjoyed at accepting this award. I usually doubted the day would come. i am optimistic as hell glad i am round to see the day.”


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