Brain tumours are more common than most people think. Many ‘notable people’ have faced their own battle with the disease. In the spirit of awareness-raising, we share the following information about ‘people of note’ who have had a primary brain tumour at some time in their lives, as confirmed by publicly released information.
This week we learnt that Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, has had to cancel all performances from now until the end of August. According to a statement on his website: “He has recently been suffering from serious health issues, and a brain tumor has just been diagnosed. Although his voice and vocal condition are normal, his sense of balance has been severely affected. Dmitri will begin treatment this week and remains very optimistic for the future.”
These types of announcements reiterate that brain tumours do not discriminate, they can affect anyone, at anytime, anywhere.
We send our thoughts to everyone affected by a brain tumour, no matter where you are in the world. Whether you are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, in recovery or coping with the loss of a loved one, if you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour (credit carter), you are not alone.
Photo thanks to hvorostovsky.com
Update: November 22, 2017. We are deeply saddened to learn that Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died. Learn more in this CTV News article.