Ian Anderson is seriously ill.
The legendary frontman from the rock band Jethro Tull reveals in an interview with journalist Dan Rather that he has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also called COPD.
Ultimate Classic Rock and several other international media brings the news.
the Disease is incurable, and 72-year-old Ian Anderson says among other things:
- My days are numbered.
It is the first time he speaks about his suffering.
- I got the diagnosis a few years ago ... I have a hard time. There are periods where I get an infection, and it turns into bronchitis, and then go there two or three weeks, where it is really hard to go on stage and play.
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Ian Anderson has a theory about how he has got COPD:
I have spent 50 years on the stage between the smoke machines. I think really, it is a big part of my problem.
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the Singer and the flautist has a clear strategy for how to prolong life:
- This applies to big and use so much of one's lung capacity as possible. Do you give up, then it goes downhill.
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Jethro Tull have concerts scheduled on the We in Aalborg 24. October and the day after at the Opera in Copenhagen.
the Band, who were formed in Blackpool in 1967, has sold about 60 million albums worldwide.
Ian Anderson in action with Jethro Tull in Amager Bio, where the british has appeared several times. Photo: Finn Frandsen