Levon Helm In ‘Final Stages’ of Battle With Cancer

Sad news from the family of Levon Helm, the drummer- singer from The Band.He’s in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Levon was diagnosed with throat cancer in the late 1990s. He recovered, but it took him many years to get his singing voice back. This past Saturday Robbie Robertson sent “love and prayers” out to Helm. Click over to read the statement from his family.

From the family of Levon Helm: “Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration…he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage.”

  • gsbyd

    .left one afternoon in the fall from the university of montevallo and drove to jacksonville state university in alabama to see the band on their farewell tour. i will never forget it. then not lonf ago i saw him and hisband on imus what thrill. imus is great to musicians and will never forget this. levon didnt sing on
    imus i now understand why. i am a coal miner in alabama and will always remember him in coal
    miners daughter.

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