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Michael Bolton Breaks Silence On Brain Tumor Diagnosis, Emergency Surgery

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By Afouda Bamidele on January 5, 2024 at 6:44 PM EST
Updated on January 5, 2024 at 6:56 PM EST

Michael Bolton is opening up about a major health setback he faced coming into the new year.

The legendary singer shared that he underwent surgery for a brain tumor just before the holidays in a statement explaining his decision to take a break from performing.

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Michael Bolton Underwent 'Immediate Surgery' For Brain Tumor

"I want to start by wishing everyone a very happy and healthy new year! I also want to share that 2023 ended up presenting me with some very unexpected challenges," Bolton began his statement on Facebook addressed to his loyal fans.

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Michael Bolton photo call on the Gold Coast
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He continued, "Just before the holidays, it was discovered that I had a brain tumor, which required immediate surgery. Thanks to my incredible medical team, the surgery was a success." The "When A Man Loves A Woman" singer assured fans that he is in good spirits and currently recuperating at home, "surrounded by tremendous love."

The two-time Grammy Award winner informed fans that his health has mandated him to pause touring. "For the next couple of months, I will be devoting my time and energy to my recovery which means I’ll have to take a temporary break from touring, he wrote. "It is always the hardest thing for me to ever disappoint my fans or postpone a show."

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Nevertheless, the 70-year-old singer promised that he is working hard to "accelerate" his progress and would be back to performing in no time. Bolton concluded his post by appreciating his fans for their loyalty, writing:

"I am beyond grateful for all the love and support you have so generously shown me through the years. Know that I'm keeping your positive messages in my heart, and I'll give you more updates as soon as I can. Much love always, MB."

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Fans Send Well Wishes To Michael Bolton Amid Recovery

The post was immediately bombarded with encouraging remarks and get-well-soon messages. One fan wrote, "So sorry for what you are going through, I hope you have a fast recovery. You were so cool to me back in 1980 when I took singing lessons from you on Chapel St. You have a huge impact on me and I appreciate all you did for me. Thank you, MB."

A loyal listener who had been in a similar situation penned, "Wishing you a speedy recovery! I had a brain tumor removed 12 years ago."

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A similar message read, "Praying for a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself. You and your family are all that matters. You have given so much of yourself to others through your music. We are all very grateful. Now you MUST take care of yourself."

This internet user penned, "I knew Something was wrong with you and I'm glad that your surgery was a success. I wish you a complete recovery and take care of yourself . Sending Love, hugs, and prayers."

Another fan wrote, "Sad to hear of your medical issues, praying for your recovery to go well. Take this much-needed time for rest and reflection! Your fans won't abandon you, I promise."

Thoughts and Prayers to Michael Bolton.

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