'Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor Skips Rock Hall Induction for

Taylor Skips Rock Hall Induction for

The band

honored Taylor during the ceremony reading portions of an acceptance speech letter

“Just over

four years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer

Only part

of the letter was read during the acceptance speech, but a more detailed version was

“I have

the Rodgers and Edwards of doctors and medical treatment that until very recently allowed me

Although my

current condition is not immediately life threatening there is no cure,” he said

Backstage in

the press room, Simon LeBon elaborated on his feelings about Taylor’s condition, briefly

“It is

devastating news to find out that a colleague… not a colleague — a friend, one of

I’m not

gonna stand here and cry or anything, that would be inappropriate, but that’s

Then, LeBon

cut off further lines of questioning about Taylor

“Now that

we’ve got that out of the way, can we not go back to it,

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