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Iconic Rock Singer Ann Wilson Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Postpones Royal Flush Tour

Ann Wilson revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer in a heartfelt statement posted to Instagram on Tuesday.

The iconic lead singer of rock band Heart is battling cancer and will be taking a break from performing to undergo treatment, he announced in a statement. Posts Wilson revealed on Instagram that she had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumour and would be undergoing preventative chemotherapy on her doctor's advice.

“I feel great, but my doctors have recommended that I undergo preventative chemotherapy, which I have decided to do,” Wilson wrote. “As a result, my doctors have instructed me to take the rest of the year off performing in order to fully recover.”

As a result, Hart has postponed the remaining North American dates of his Royal Flush tour until 2025. Wilson expressed regret about the need for the postponement, but assured fans that all previously purchased tickets would remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

“To all ticket buyers, I truly hope this concert can happen,” Wilson continued. “I absolutely intend to return to the stage in 2025. My team is currently sorting out the details and will share more information as soon as possible.”

The singer then thanked fans for their support and said she would be back on stage soon.

“This is simply a hiatus. I have much more to sing,” Wilson added. “With love, Ann Wilson. With all due respect, this is my final public statement on this matter.” (RELATED: Gina Bellman talks about cancer diagnosis)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – APRIL 28: Ann Wilson of Heart performs onstage during the 2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fairgrounds Race Track on April 28, 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The tour included over 50 shows in various cities across the United States and Canada, and was scheduled to feature performances with other rock legends such as Def Leppard and Journey. according to “It's unclear whether those bands will be joining Hart at his rescheduled shows. Earlier this year, Hart also canceled a European tour after Wilson needed to undergo a routine but time-sensitive medical procedure,” Wilson told The Associated Press.

Ann Wilson and her sister Nancy Wilson have been active in rock music since the 1970s, producing hits such as “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You” and “Alone.” According to the Associated Press, the Wilson sisters will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2023, solidifying their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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