LOS ANGELES — Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor was not in a position to attend Saturday night time’s Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony, the place the band was honored, due to a setback in his prognosis of a stage 4 prostate most cancers, the English band mentioned in an announcement.
Taylor’s His bandmates, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Simon Le Bon, acknowledged his absence from the occasion in Los Angeles by studying elements of a letter he wrote.
“Simply over 4-years in the past I used to be identified with stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers,” the letter learn. “Many households have skilled the sluggish burn of this illness and naturally we aren’t any totally different; so I converse from the attitude of a family-man however with profound humility to the band, the best followers a bunch might have and this distinctive accolade.”
Taylor mentioned within the letter that though his situation “will not be instantly life threatening there is no such thing as a remedy” and that he just lately suffered a setback.
“Just lately I used to be doing okay after some very subtle life extending remedy, that was till per week or so in the past once I suffered a setback,” Taylor wrote. “And regardless of the distinctive efforts of my workforce, I needed to be trustworthy in that each bodily and mentally, I’d be pushing my boundaries.”
Taylor mentioned it was an honor to even be nominated for the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame, not to mention inducted, and he addressed his bandmates of 44 years as his brothers.
“I’m happy with every part we’ve achieved collectively and of the way in which you will have continued,” he wrote. “You possibly can dream about what occurred to us however to expertise it, on one’s personal phrases, as mates, was past unimaginable. I wish to thank every of my brothers on this nice band.”
Taylor apologized for not having the ability to attend and mentioned his situation mustn’t take away from what the band has achieved, with or with out him.
Duran Duran was the primary act inducted on the Microsoft Theater Saturday night time. The band took the stage and launched into its 1981 breakthrough hit “Women on Movie” earlier than it performed a set that included “Hungry Just like the Wolf” and “Atypical World,” based on The Related Press.