The Tragically Hip has announced lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer. 52-year-old Downie received the diagnosis in December and has been fighting hard since. The band will go on another tour this summer, after doctors cleared Downie to go back to work. The dates will be announced tomorrow and all the shows will be in Canada.
In the meantime, a book of well wishes will be set up outside of the Mayor’s Office in Kingston City Hall, starting tomorrow (May 25th). The book will be available for Kingstonians to record their messages until June 10th.
(This is a picture I snapped backstage at Bobcaygeon right before the guys went onstage. What a show!)
Have a BIG one!