'Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer

Taylor Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer

Andy Taylor

was expected to join his former bandmates tonight (Saturday, Nov

5) at

Duran Duran’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles

However, after

performing a medley of their hits, current members Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes and

“Four years

ago, Andy was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer,” LeBon said, breaking the news

  He read a

portion of a letter from Taylor, who had hoped to join the band on

He rejoined

in 2001 and played guitar on 2004’s Astronaut before leaving again in 2006

Dear Simon,

John, Roger, Nick, my fellow inductees and countrymen 

I wanted

to send a personal note to pass along my sincerest respect to you all for

Firstly, can

I say what an absolute honour it was to be nominated let alone be inducted

I’m proud

of everything we’ve achieved together and of the way you have continued

Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor

Skips Rock Hall Induction for Health