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Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

By | Published on Wednesday 25 May 2016

The Tragically Hip

Frontman of The Tragically Hip Gord Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band revealed in a statement yesterday. Alongside this, they announced that they will head out on tour this summer because it “feels like the right thing to do”.

“A few months ago, in December, Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer”, said the band. “Since then, obviously, he’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we’ve been standing by him. So after 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours… we’ve decided to do another one. This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us”.

The dates are yet to be announced, but the band say that they are “going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet”.



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