Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Has Cancer Surgery: “They Think They Got It All”
No need to stop believin’ that Steve Perry will be just fine.
The former Journey frontman has revealed that he recently underwent surgery for melanoma.
“Three weeks ago a routine mole was taken off my face and the lab report came back Melanoma skin cancer,” Perry wrote June 6 on his blog. “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.”
But while Pery, 64, had some good news for his fans, he also had a sad story to share.
The Street Talk artist also wrote about losing his girlfriend Kellie Nash in December to breast cancer that ultimately spread to her brain.
They had been together for about a year and a half, since Perry spotted her while his friend was editing footage for the Lifetime movie Five, about five women battling cancer (Nash, who had undergone a double mastectomy, appeared in a closing segment), and asked who she was.
“She was so strong, so courageous and we really loved each other so very much,” he wrote. “I’ve been trying to grieve and not run from this loss so for the last 5 months that’s what I’ve been doing along with recalling everything being in Love with Kellie taught me.”