Gord Downie (Tragically Hip) Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer
Singer was diagnosed with brain cancer last December, still plans on touring.
The Tragically Hip's frontman, Gord Downie, has posted the worst possible news on the band's website this morning -- Gord, now 52, is fighting brain cancer and it's terminal. The band will issue a press conference this morning at 11am EST to announce further details. Despite the news, Gord is still planning a summer tour with his bandmate and their latest album Man Machine Poem is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016.
It's been a tough few years for the Downie familly as Gord's wife, Laura, faught breast cancer back in 2011. Together they have 4 children.
Gord is a canadian musical legend having won a whopping 14 Juno awards, the Canadian version of a Grammy if you will. He's been with The Hip for over 30 years.
You can listen to his newly released singled, Tired as Fuck, which has a whole new meaning now below