Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has released the following statement via his official web site, JonLord.org:

“I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.

“I shall, of course, be continuing to write music — in my world it just has to be part of the therapy — and I fully expect to be back in good shape
next year.

“God bless and see you soon.”

Jon Lord is recognized for his Hammond organ blues-rock playing and unique sound and for his pioneering work in fusing rock and classical or baroque forms. He has most famously been a member of DEEP PURPLE, the band he co-founded in 1968.

Lord recently received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Leicester.

1 Comment

  1. I wish Jon a speedy recovery!
    He is a true genius on keyboards for a rock band. As a classical musician, he is pretty mediocre, in my opinion …

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