Rock Star Shares Cancer Diagnosis And Cancels Tour

Ann Wilson is best known as the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Heart. She formed  the band with her sister, Nancy Wilson. Heart gained fame in the mid-1970s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” and “Barracuda.” Ann Wilson’s powerful voice has been a defining element of the band’s sound. Heart continued to achieve success through the 1980s and beyond, with hits like “These Dreams” and “Alone.”

In addition to her work with Heart, Ann Wilson has pursued a solo career, releasing several solo albums. She is considered one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time.

Unfortunately, the 74-year-old musician experienced a health issue. She took to the X platform on July 2, and posted that she is recovering from cancer surgery. Thus, she will be taking the remainder of the year off.

She said the operation was a success; but, the Doctors removed something cancerous. She says she is feeling great and the doctors are advising preventative chemotherapy which she is going forward with.

As a result, she will have to take a break from performing to focus on her recovery. Therefore, she is canceling Heart’s Royal Flush Tour. This tour was to start July 30 and go through December 2024.

This comes only weeks after Heart canceled June and July European concert dates.

The last concert performances for Heart were in April and May, in North America.

In 2013, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, recognizing their significant impact on the rock music genre. Recently in 2023, the band celebrated 50 years together.