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The Alarm postpones US tour after frontman Mike Peters’ latest cancer diagnosis | UK News

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Rock band The Alarm has postponed its upcoming US tour after its frontman’s latest cancer diagnosis.

In a statement on the band’s website, Mike Peters said the news had come as a “bolt out of the blue” to him and his family.

The band were due to commence their US tour on Thursday but the 65-year-old from Prestatyn, Denbighshire, has announced that he will no longer be able to travel stateside.

Mr Peters said he woke with a large swollen gland on the left side of his neck on 21 April.

Scan results showed his chronic lymphocytic leukaemia had transformed into a high grade lymphoma.

According to the NHS website, high grade lymphomas need to be treated straight away but tend to respond better to treatment.

Mr Peters said he is awaiting further results before his new treatment regime is confirmed.

The tour, named Live Today Love Tomorrow, was set to begin on Thursday.

“I am still reeling from the consequences of this new and completely unforeseen diagnosis and doing my best to process what is happening,” he said.

“I’m grateful for the love and understanding of everyone affected by the tour postponement and hoping and praying with all that I have, that this is just a pause in the story of my life, and that normal service will be able to resume soon.”

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He said cancer had been “chasing” him for 29 years.

“In all that time, I have managed to outrun the disease and stay alive,” he added.

“My focus and resolve remain the same, and I’m determined to keep running even harder to stay one step ahead and resume my life as a husband, father, and musician as soon as possible.”

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