Sad news, The Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

Gord Downie, the lead singer and lyricist of the iconic Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, announced this morning he has terminal brain cancer, but still plans to join his bandmates of more than 30 years for a summer tour.

According to a letter addressed to fans, Downie was diagnosed in December and the band has been “standing by him” during this difficult time.

“This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us,” group members said in their statement. “What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it’s magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans.”

Do you believe it?

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