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Nile Rodgers Optimistic About Cancer Surgery Recovery

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Great news! Funk legend Nile Ridgers is recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous mass, and he's A-ok, according to a social media post on his blog. 

While being treated for an E.coli infection back in August, doctors discovered a mysterious growth that turned out to be “two different cancers within one mass.” 

The musicican underwent surgey to remove the mass recently, and he updated fans on the blog, writing, “My prognosis is 100% recovery,” he writes. “You can start dancing, singing and cheering now!” 

Rodgers acknowledged that the health treatment has cut in to his career plans for 2017, but 2018 is looking great with his new bill of health.

"This situation has delayed some big plans for this year, but what will happen next year is beyond any of my wildest dreams. I'll discuss that in my soon-to-be-released next blog," he writes.

Rodgers beat another cancer scare a few years ago.

Read the full blog post here.

 

Nile Rodgers has shared an intimate blog post discussing recent health scares, including a hospitalization earlier this year. In the blog post, Rodgers reveals that the August hospitalization was due to an E.coli infection, which forced him to miss a Chic concert with Earth, Wind & Fire. He writes that, while at the hospital, doctors discovered a mysterious growth that turned out to be “two different cancers within one mass.” (He survived another cancer earlier this decade.) Rodgers is currently cancer-free, he’s revealed, after undergoing surgery to remove the mass.

“My prognosis is 100% recovery,” he writes. “You can start dancing, singing and cheering now!” Rodgers writes that the surgery forced him to postpone plans for this year, but notes, “What will happen next year is beyond any of my wildest dreams.” Read the full post here.

Revisit Pitchfork’s “In Sight Out” podcast with Nile Rodgers.