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Michael Bolton Reveals Brain Tumor Diagnosis, Announces Break from Touring

Michael Bolton is here with an important update on both his personal life and his professional life.

In a detailed note to fans on January 5, the veteran artist explained that he was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and, as a result, will be taking a break touring and/or singing in public.

“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 70-year old wrote on Facebook.

“I am now recuperating at home and surrounded by the tremendous love and support of my family.”

Michael Bolton performs onstage during the 49th Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Convention Center on June 24, 2022 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Very scary stuff.

The Grammy Award-winner also told followers he will be “devoting” the “next couple of months” to his recovery, acknowledging his dismay in the process.

“It is always the hardest thing for me to ever disappoint my fans or postpone a show, but have no doubt I am working hard to accelerate my recovery and get back to performing soon,” continued Bolton, who thanked his fans for their “love and support” through the many years.

He concluded:

“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.”

Michael Bolton performs onstage during Inaugural Gateway Celebrity Fight Night on March 12, 2022 in Phoenix. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Gateway Celebrity Fight Night Foundation)

Several months ago, Bolton opened up about sharing positivity in dark times through his album Spark of Light, which included the emotional track “Beautiful World.”

“We were basically observing our friends and family and seeing that they all really needed some light, that it was so dark and oppressive and basically we were all just carrying layers of fear to our every day,” the legend said of finding inspiration through the COVID pandemic.

“And so we started to feel a sense of responsibility to deliver hope and promise and all these feelings that seem to be so elusive, and it started to become a feel-good record.”

Michael Bolton attends NBC’s “American Song Contest” Week 7 Semi-Finals Part 2 Live Premiere and Red Carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 02, 2022 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Bolton is the father of three daughters, Isa, Holly and Taryn. He also has six grandkids.

“I’m filled with more love and pride in my girls as they raise their own families,” he added last year.

“The people I love bring me a lot of happiness… The important things never really change. Love is the most important thing, the center of the universe. There’s nothing greater.”

Yes, he was “too serious” early in his career, Bolton acknowledged at the time, adding:

“The fun starts happening when you let go of things… I don’t feel like I’m near slowing down yet.”

We wish Michael Bolton nothing but the best of luck in his recovery process.

Michael Bolton Reveals Brain Tumor Diagnosis, Announces Break from Touring was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip.

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