Danny from Voyager reveals cancer is stage four
Following a show in Fremantle, Western Australia on the weekend, Danny recorded a video about his cancer diagnosis for fans.
In the video on his Instagram account, Danny from Voyager revealed the diganosis was serious.
"Some of you may know I had some pretty bad news over the last week. [I've] gone from top 10 Eurovision to stage four cancer in a matter of months," Danny said in the video.
Stages of cancer go from zero to four, with four being the worst diagnosis. Despite this, Danny is still positive.
"There are a few reasons why I'm confident that we're going to get through this, despite the fact it's one of the hardest things I'll ever have to do. One is the incredible modern medicine available to us in this modern world," he said.
He also lists his friends and family plus the incredible fan community among band and Eurovision supporters.
Danny begins treatment next week that will last several months and asks fans to continue channeling positive energy with a call to "let's fight this.".
Watch Danny's full statement on his Instagram below.
The announcement came after Voyager played a show in Fremantle, Western Australia where fans came out to support them. This was the last show before Danny starts his treatment.
Eurovision artists have also been supportive of Danny, with many acts flooding Voyager's socials on the news this week.
Following Danny's video overnight, several reached out again.
Andrew Lambrou who competed with Danny and Voyager at Australia Decides 2022 then again at Eurovision 2023 said:
"You’ve got this Danny, love hearing that positivity from you in a hard time. Thats one of the most important steps. Stay positive on your mission ❤️"
While Teya and Salena from Austria, who the band fored a close relationship shared their support.
"I’m thinking of you 24/7 atm. 🙏🏼Everything will be alright. I love you babes ❤️🙏🏼," Salena said.
While Teya gave a rousing message of support "you’re a bad bitch, danny and you WILL kick cancer’s ass, we love you so so much! you got this!! ♥️🙏"
The band's manager Lulu Davishas also posted some FAQs for fans including how to support them through this time.
Q: What kind of cancer is it and will Danny be okay?
A: We please request you respect Danny’s privacy on this matter until he is ready to share further information publicly. Please be assured he is getting the best treatment available to him.
Q: When will the tour be rescheduled to?
A: We are rescheduling the tour to October 2024. The organisers of Euroblast have reserved us another headline slot for next year and we’re very grateful for their understanding.
Q: Can I get a refund on my ticket?
A: Please contact your ticket provider for more information.
Q: What about the Australian tour?
A: It’s too early to know yet what the forthcoming weeks/months will hold. We will endeavour to communicate with you all as soon as possible. For now the tour is still going ahead.
Q: How can I support the band during this time?
A: You are already supporting us just by being our fan!
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