Duran Duran’s longtime guitarist Andy Taylor was absent from the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame on Saturday after revealing he’s affected by stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers.
In a letter learn by Simon Le Bon throughout Duran Duran’s induction speech, Taylor defined that he was identified “simply over 4 years in the past.”
“I’ve the Rodgers and Edwards of medical doctors and medical remedy that till very not too long ago allowed me to simply rock on,” he wrote. “Though my present situation shouldn’t be instantly life threatening there isn’t a treatment. Lately I used to be doing okay after some very subtle life extending remedy, that was till every week or so in the past after I suffered a setback, and regardless of the distinctive efforts of my crew, I needed to be sincere in that each bodily and mentally, I might be pushing my boundaries.”
“I’m really sorry and massively dissatisfied I couldn’t make it,” Taylor added. “Let there be little doubt I used to be stoked about the entire thing, even purchased a brand new guitar with the important whammy!”
“I’m so very pleased with these 4 brothers; I’m amazed at their sturdiness, and I’m overjoyed at accepting this award. I usually doubted the day would come. I’m certain as hell glad I’m round to see the day.”
Taylor was a member of Duran Duran for 2 separate stints, first from 1980 to 1986 after which from 2001 to 2006. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame alongside fellow members Le Bon, Warren Cuccurullo, Nick Rhodes, and John Taylor. Robert Downey Jr. was readily available to introduce the band.