Renowned singer Michael Bolton recently shared with his fans on Friday that he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The 70-year-old, famous for hits like “When a Man Loves a Woman,” disclosed the news on his Facebook page, revealing that immediate surgery was required, and he expressed gratitude for the success of the procedure performed by his exceptional medical team.
Currently recuperating at home, Bolton announced a “temporary break from touring” as part of his recovery process. Despite the disappointment of postponing shows, he assured fans that he is diligently working towards a swift recovery to resume performances soon.
Expressing heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming love and support from fans over the years, Bolton assured them that their positive messages are uplifting him during this challenging time. The Grammy Award winner, however, did not delve into specifics regarding his brain tumor or related symptoms.
Bolton’s website had previously outlined plans for a tour starting in February with performances throughout 2024. The singer, reflecting on the challenges of the past year in an interview with People magazine, explained how his album “Spark of Light” aimed to spread positivity during the dark times of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to his musical achievements, Bolton emphasized finding joy in his home life, particularly with his daughters Isa, Holly, and Taryn, as well as being a proud grandfather to six children. Reflecting on the importance of love and family, he shared his belief that these elements remain constant despite changes in other aspects of life.
Acknowledging a shift in perspective over the course of his career, Bolton admitted to initially taking himself “too seriously” but has since adopted a more lighthearted approach to life. He concluded by expressing that the real fun begins when one lets go of unnecessary burdens, stating that he does not feel near slowing down in his endeavors.