Former Journey singer Steve Perry has revealed that he recently underwent treatment for skin cancer.
"Three weeks ago a routine mole was taken off my face and the lab report came back Melanoma skin cancer,” wrote Perry on his Fan Asylum page. “I've had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells and I've been told they think they got it all and no other treatments are required."
Perry’s rare post shared the personal news with fans – read more here.
The singer has purposefully kept a low profile in recent years, In early 2012, Perry told Billboard that he was planning to begin recording new material in a studio in his southern California home.
"I'm finishing that room up and I've written a whole bunch of ideas and directions, all over the map, in the last two, three years," Perry said at the time. "So I plan on getting in the studio at some point and start trying to track these things and see where they go."
There's no formal timetable, however. "I don't want it to have pressure," he explained, "because I'll worry about it sucking, and then what am I gonna do? I've got all this pressure... that I just don't want on me, so I've allowed myself the ability to sketch and write as I go, and I'll do it at my own pace."
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