According to a report from People.com, Eddie Money, the iconic singer-songwriter, has been diagnosed with cancer by his doctors. The 70-year-old singer, real name Edward Mahoney, revealed his diagnosis in a reality television series clip from his show, Real Money.
Money said in the clip, “I thought I was going to get a checkup and the doctor said to me that I got cancer.” His wife, Laurie, confirmed in the preview clip that Eddie has stage 4 esophageal cancer, and it has spread to his liver.
According to Eddie, the news was hard to take. In the singer’s words, the 1970s/1980s artist doesn’t want to withhold that information from anybody, and it’s best for him to be as honest as possible about it.
Reportedly, Money first found out he had cancer last fall when he was in the middle of filming a season for his AXS TV reality series. The last remaining episodes of the series, six in total, will revolve around his dancer diagnosis as well as how his family is dealing with it.
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Hey everyone – the Money family wanted to give a quick update. Eddie is recovering and doing well, but has decided to postpone all tour dates and the album release. While it was a very hard decision to make, focusing on Eddie's health is the most important thing to the family at the moment. Eddie can't wait to get back out there on stage and share new music with you! Thank you all for your love and support, it means the world. All the best, The $ Family
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TMZ was the first to report that Eddie was previously recovering from complications regarding a heart valve procedure. It was back in May when the singer said he would be getting heart valve surgery. In July of last year, Eddie had to cancel the final dates of his summer tour on account of pneumonia.
In a statement released to Ultimate Classic Rock, his rep confirmed Eddie’s battle with pneumonia following his procedure. As fans of the iconic singer know, he first came to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s with songs like “Baby Hold On,” “Walk On Water,” as well as “Two Tickets to Paradise,” with “Two Tickets..”, perhaps his most well-known hit.
These days, Eddie has been keeping busy with his reality tv series, Real Money, which follows him, Eddie’s wife, as well as their five kids.
Reportedly, a new episode regarding the diagnosis and how the family copes will lair on the 12th of September on AXS TV.