Duran Duran: Andy Taylor couldn’t show up! sends a letter

Duran Duran member Andy Taylor is suffering from cancer!

Guitarist and Songwriter Andy Taylor of Duran Duran couldn’t attend the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony due to shockingly known fact of health issues. He reveals that he was taking treatment for stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer.

Andy Taylor was quite expected to be singing on November 5 as to reunite after 17 years. He didn’t show up all of these years and now was finally expected to rock the band on the Saturday night.

Enlightening the past of Taylor, recalls his irregular existence in the band. He joined in 1980 and left after 6 years of joining. Then, he came back and joined it in 2001 and took off after 5 years in 2006. In between the period, he got fame for playing guitar on “Astronaut” in 2004.

Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and John Taylor
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However, when asked to Simon Le Bon he confirms Andy’s presence by saying “I’ve already had a definite yes from Andy. He’s definitely up for it.”

Andy Taylor dropped a letter for his absence

Andy Taylor
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As everyone expected Andy to be one of the night changers, it was quite disappointing to not see him. Tylor showed the nicest gesture and dropped a letter for all the fans to accept his situation. His letter reads, “Although my current condition is not immediately life threatening there is no cure.” He mentions how he was fine with time after handling a very sophisticated life extending treatment for a week when he suffered a setback.

Even after all the hard work from the team of doctors, coming from Ibiza to Los Angeles was almost like pushing from his boundaries. He further added, “However, none of these needs to or should detract from what this band (with or without me) has achieved and sustained for 44 years.”

He apologizes for his absence and also shares about how he was stoked about the whole thing, and how he even bought a new guitar with the essential whammy. Appreciating the efforts of the band members he also shares his gratefulness for receiving the award.

Duran Duran included members like Carly Simon, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Eurythmics Judas Priest and Pat Benatar.