Final 12 months, longtime Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor revealed that he had been recognized with stage 4 metastatic prostate most cancers. Now, in a brand new interview with Channel 5 Information, the artist shared a constructive outlook on the state of affairs, promising that “I’m gonna dwell life” regardless of coping with an incurable illness.
Taylor was recognized with prostate most cancers about 4 years in the past, and stated he initially didn’t suppose a lot of the ache he was experiencing earlier than getting it checked out. “I used to be out jogging, and I began to note what you’ll suppose was a type of arthritic type of ache, and I by no means thought extra of it than that,” he recalled. “I began having these signs, didn’t acknowledge them for what they may very well be, after which I observed, on my neck, I had what felt like tumors.”
Upon receiving his analysis, Taylor implied that he wasn’t too fearful as a result of his father had prostate most cancers. “[The consultant] stated, ‘Nevertheless it’s stage 4, metastatic,” the artist recalled. “Which is a loss of life sentence.”
“Nobody may very well be ready for that day,” Taylor stated.
The guitarist solely went public along with his analysis final 12 months, when his well being saved him from attending Duran Duran’s Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony. Nonetheless, regardless of that setback, Taylor stated he tries to give attention to getting essentially the most out of life. “I simply thought, ‘I’m gonna dwell life,’” he stated. “I’ve made three albums since then, I went on the highway with some buddies of mine, the band Reef, and performed some reveals, which had been unbelievable. I usually say to folks, each minute’s like an hour, on daily basis’s like every week. You actually wanna get essentially the most out of life.” Watch Taylor’s full interview with Channel 5 beneath.
Taylor performed guitar for Duran Duran from 1980 to 1986, then once more from 2001 to 2006. Final 12 months, the band entered the Rock Corridor alongside Eminem, Dolly Parton, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, and Pat Benatar.