Eddie Money’s Family Offers Health Update

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Eddie Money (Photo: Stewart Volland via AXS TV)

Eddie Money has announced that he’s postponing all tour dates and his new album release to focus on his health. The singer is recovering from a heart valve procedure that has reportedly encountered difficulties. On July 11, his family offered an update, noting “Eddie’s health is the most important thing to the family at the moment.

“Eddie is recovering and doing well,” the family wrote. “[He] can’t wait to get back out there and share new music with you! Thank you for all your love and support, it means the world.”

On August 24, though, it was revealed that Money had received a cancer diagnosis which will be detailed in a special episode of his AXS TV reality show, Real Money, that will air on Thursday, September 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. Real Money follows the daily lives of Money, his wife, and their five children, both at home and on the road. The series returns to AXS TV’s fall schedule on a new night and time, Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: On September 13, Money’s family announced that the rocker had died

A report on July 5 from TMZ noted the classic rock veteran developed pneumonia. On May 28, he announced that he would be taking time off after his doctors recommended the minimally invasive procedure after Money, 70, began to experience shortness of breath. The doctors preferred the surgery be completed the previous week, however Money did not want to cancel his two scheduled Memorial Day weekend shows. The procedure took place while Money had a break in his concert dates.

TMZ’s July 5 report cited Money’s representative who noted that the singer “became ill during recovery.” Money’s first new studio album in 15 years, Brand New Day, was scheduled for a July 19 release. His website shows no dates on his tour page.

Following the heart procedure, Money’s Facebook page offered a brief update on June 6:

The cast of Real Money

“The Money Family appreciates and is very grateful for the thoughts and prayers of Eddie’s friends and fans as he continues to recuperate from his heart valve procedure. He looks forward to getting back on the road very soon, but in the meantime, he hopes that you’ll all join him this Sunday watching one of his personal favorite episodes of Real Money on AXS TV when the Moneys head to Deadwood, South Dakota for some forced family fun!!”

On his social media platforms to share the initial news on May 28, Money wrote to his fans:

“Hey everyone – I will be undergoing a minor, minimally invasive heart valve surgery this week. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I look forward to getting back on stage and rockin’ with you all!

Sincerely, the Money Man”

Money made his 28th consecutive Memorial Day Weekend appearance to kick off the DTE Energy Music Theatre’s 2019 summer concert season Saturday, May 25 in Detroit. He also performed at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Arizona, Sunday, May 26, where shortness of breath prevented him from being able to perform an encore at the end of the show.

Watch the video for the title track from Brand New Day

Born Edward Mahoney in New York, Money dropped out of the New York Police Academy in the ’70s to pursue a career in music. His biggest-ever hit came, a duet with Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, “Take Me Home Tonight,” which reached #4 in 1986. He’s also well known for such hits as “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Walk on Water,” among many others.

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Eddie Money and his family are the focus of AXS TV’s reality series, Real Money, which is in its second season on Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET. The series follows the daily lives of Money, his wife, and their five children, both at home and on the road.

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  1. Tim
    #1 Tim 28 May, 2019, 14:45

    Prayers for ya, Eddie!

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  2. Yvette
    #2 Yvette 29 May, 2019, 01:44

    Hi Eddie, got a Kick out of your Real Money Show. I Loved seeing you in Campbell, California a few years ago. I know You be Fine Re. Procedure. In my Prayers and looking forward to you back on Concert Tour Soon. Take Care…

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  3. Dawn
    #3 Dawn 13 July, 2019, 16:15

    Feel better Eddie will be going to see you next time you’re in my hood

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  4. Renegade
    #4 Renegade 14 July, 2019, 01:09

    Our thoughts and prayers with you. Dont rush it. Your fans will be there and ready when you are

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    • Ellie
      Ellie 26 August, 2019, 13:51

      Hello Eddie, praying up a storm for you and offered up my Mass for you and your dear family on Sunday, God bless get well soon.

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  5. 5.0 chef
    #5 5.0 chef 14 July, 2019, 15:32

    Praying for you Eddie! We love you!

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  6. Kid
    #6 Kid 14 July, 2019, 16:42

    Get well soon bud. We’re all looking forward to seeing you back on stage. I was good friends with your driver/security glen aka cookie and miss him like crazy. Him and you both are and were amazing people. Wish you the best

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  7. J
    #7 J 20 July, 2019, 03:20

    It don’t get more down to earth real than Eddie Money. Not to mention the guy is one of the Greatest singer’s of all times. Hope you get well soon E.M..

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  8. mike
    #8 mike 25 August, 2019, 08:37

    eh Eddie u got lots a fan in Canada i remember goin a 4hr drive to go see u in Mattawa ont can. wow what a blast your my idol man best wishes and get well soon …Eddie ……..Mike.

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  9. Ray
    #9 Ray 26 August, 2019, 18:23

    Eddie, I am a esophageous cancer survivor. Praying you will beat this; it is a rough road, but doable, God bless you!

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  10. Trish
    #10 Trish 26 August, 2019, 21:01

    Eddie Money was my first concert ever in St. Petersburg, FL. I have every Album and saw him three times. Love you man.

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