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Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Has Cancer

Written by John Ritchie on August 11, 2011

Jon Lord, one of the founding members of Deep Purple, has issued a statement on his website stating that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Lord says he will be taking a break from performing to undergo treatment, but he plans to continue to write music.

The statement reads:

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.

God bless and see you soon.

On the same say Lord announced the release of a new orchestral album, Jon Lord Live.

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