Legendary blues singer and harmonica player Curtis Salgado will undergo lung surgery later this month to remove a cancerous growth, according to his manager Shane Tappendorf.
The recovery process will be grueling. After surgery takes place on July 18th in Portland, Oregon, the musician will be hospitalized for a period of 4 to 6 days, then it’ll take another month outside the hospital on top of that to fully recover.
A metastasized mass was found on Curtis’ left lung during a checkup, which prompted the need for surgery. A simliar cancerous growth was removed from his lung in 2008. But that’s not his only run-in with cancer. Back in 2006, he underwent a successful liver transplant after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
Not phased by the news whatsoever, Salgado remains in high spirits.
The 58-year-old wrote from his home this week, “I am extremely grateful for the overwhelming support of my family, friends and fans and the courageous people that have faced this fight before me. I also want to thank the promoters and venues for their understanding regarding my medical situation. We will do our best to reschedule all of our performances affected by my surgery.”
Andrew Celani — WZLX.com
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