Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fleetwood Mac bassist returns to stage following cancer treatments

Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie returned to stage Monday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for his first live performance since starting cancer treatments this fall.

The band’s last live date was October 25 in Helsinki, Finland as the group wrapped up a European tour.

In October, the band cancelled a 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following news of McVie’s diagnosis.

His former wife and ex-bandmate Christine McVie shared news of the bassist’s progress last month, telling UK newspaper The Guardian that John’s prognosis was "really good. He's having his treatment in LA right now, but they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months."

Fleetwood Mac will play the MGM Grand again on New Year’s Eve for an invite-only show.

Earlier this year, the band released the 4-song “Extended Play”, their first new music in 10 years.

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