Legend Bruce in liver transplant
SUFFOLK-based rock musician Jack Bruce has successfully undergone a liver transplant operation, it has been revealed. The 60 year-old, who was a member of sixties supergroup Cream, was diagnosed with liver cancer during the summer, and the operation took place in September at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
SUFFOLK-based rock musician Jack Bruce has successfully undergone a liver transplant operation, it has been revealed.
The 60 year-old, who was a member of sixties supergroup Cream, was diagnosed with liver cancer during the summer, and the operation took place in September at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
Although the Scot almost died after surgery, he is now making a full recovery, much to the relief of his family.
In a statement released yesterday , they said: “After Jack was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this summer, we went through a very difficult period of uncertainty, not knowing whether it would be life threatening.
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“When we were told Jack could have a liver transplant, then we knew that there was real hope and we were overjoyed.
“Jack had his successful transplant on 19th September 2003 and after being critically ill for a period in which we almost lost him, Jack is now making a successful recovery.”
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Bass player Bruce, who has lived in Suffolk since the late sixties, has been a musician for over 40 years, starting his rock career in 1962 as a member of Alexis Corner's Blues Incorporated, alongside Rolling Stones' drummer, Charlie Watts. After a spell with the Graham Bond Organisation, where he met drummer Ginger Baker, he joined John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, which featured guitarist, Eric Clapton. After a short spell with Manfred Mann, he formed what was termed the first supergroup –Cream – with Clapton and Baker, in which he co-wrote many classic songs including Sunshine of Your Love, I Feel Free and White Room. The band's back catalogue has to date sold over 35 million albums.
A successful solo artist for more than 30 years, in 2001 he released Shadows in the Air, the first in a trilogy of albums mixing rock songs with Latin rhythms. The second in the trilogy, More Jack Than God, was released in September of this year to great critical acclaim.