The frontman from popular Australian rock band Voyager has been given some “life-altering” news that has forced the band to pull the pin on its upcoming European tour.
Danny Estrin, singer from the Perth glam-metal band that placed ninth at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, posted on the group’s social media accounts overnight, revealing he’s been diagnosed with cancer that requires “immediate treatment.”
“Last week I was dealt some life-altering news: I’ve been diagnosed with cancer that requires immediate treatment. I am absolutely devastated that we cannot perform on our forthcoming European tour, especially after this incredible Eurovision year we’ve had,” he wrote.
Estrin did not go into detail about his cancer diagnosis, but told fans that he is “on strict doctors’ orders to not take this lightly, put my health first and get this sorted so we can be on stage again as soon as possible. This has been an extremely hard decision to make, but one that everyone will hopefully understand.”
Estrin said Voyager’s upcoming European tour would be rescheduled to October of next year “at this stage,” and asked fans to hold onto their tickets.
And he also revealed he would perform one last show before taking a break from the stage to start cancer treatment: Voyager will perform this Sunday at an America’s Cup Event in Fremantle, Western Australia.
“In the coming weeks I will focus on my health and family and ask that everyone please respect our privacy. I truly value and appreciate everyone’s support and understanding during this time I’m surrounded by my incredible bandmates and team who are navigating all things Voyager whilst I am out of action,” he wrote.
With eight albums under their belt, Voyager have been an active band since 1999 – but earned new global attention earlier this year when they were selected as Australia’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. Their song Promise finished ninth in the competition, our best result since Kate Miller-Heidke also placed ninth in 2019.