The household of Irish rock band Aslan frontman Christy Dignam has confirmed he’s receiving palliative care at dwelling. The 62-year-old Dubliner is being handled for amyloidosis, which causes irregular protein buildup in the physique that may lead to organ failure. He was hospitalized in July 2022 and obtained therapy for six months.
His household supplied an replace on Monday “in response to the quite a few media inquiries which have been obtained.” A press release mentioned: “As of December, Christie has remained at dwelling and lovingly cared for by his household with the help of his palliative care group.” The Dignham household thanks everybody for his or her ideas and prayers for Christy and asks for privateness at the moment. Formed in Dublin in 1982, Aslan has produced a number of hits together with Crazy World and This Is.
The band had been attributable to tour the Republic of Ireland this summer time, acting at the Millennium Forum in Londonderry on July 15. But in an announcement on their social media pages, different Aslan members mentioned they had been “devastated that every one future exhibits will likely be canceled” attributable to Dignan’s sickness.
“As all the time, Christie’s well being has been and can proceed to be our prime precedence. This has been a troublesome path for all of us, however for Christie particularly,” they mentioned. “Words can not specific how we really feel about the newest information shared by Christy’s household.”
Before being recognized with amyloidosis, he was receiving supplemental heroin remedy. This contributed to Dignam’s launch from Aslan in the late Nineteen Eighties. Formed in 1993, the band carried out only one present and went on to document a number of albums and tour Ireland repeatedly.
The band’s assertion continued, “Christie and ourselves are devastated that, as Christie is in palliative care, all future exhibits will likely be canceled and performances is not going to be potential.” At this level, each the band and the household have requested Dignam to stay confidential.