Julian Lennon Reveals Health Scare: ‘I’m Still Shaking Inside’

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Julian Lennon in 2017, via his Facebook page

Julian Lennon has announced that tests for a biopsy he’s just had have revealed a malignant cancer. The procedure, which took place late last week, involved removing a mole that he’s had his entire life, from the top of his head. (Lennon turns 57 on April 8, 2020.) In a Feb. 1 post on his Facebook page, Lennon indicated that the result indicated that it was malignant/cancerous.

His dermatologist’s recommendation was to get it removed immediately, and that was done on Saturday (Feb. 1). “Hopefully we managed to remove all that was cancerous,” he wrote, “but the mole is being sent off again, for a further/deeper analysis, and I’ll have those results next week.”

He added, “I’m still shaking inside… but my faith is strong.”

The timing was not lost on him. In the post, Lennon wrote that the “last week, was one of the most positive and productive weeks of my life. I’ve had some of the most incredible meetings, about my future in the world of music, photography, documentaries and charity, amongst other things, and was flying high with excitement for the year ahead.”

He described 2020 as “a very trying year, if not 5 years, since Mum passed.

“I cannot tell you how I felt, from one moment of joy, to the fear of feeling that I may be gone, at any given moment.

“I’m still shaking inside… But my faith is strong,” he wrote.

He urged his fans: “If you love this life, and all that it encompasses, then take time out for yourself, to go and get checked out by your doctor, and do every health check possible!

“Life is too short… Don’t make it shorter, by being ignorant about your own health.

Love to All…. ♥️🙏🏻😘

Jules x

P.S. Thank You Dr Tess Mauricio, for quite possibly, saving My Life… I shall be forever indebted…. 🙏🏻

In 1984, at just 21, Lennon released his debut album, Valotte, which yielded two hit singles, the title track and “Too Late For Goodbyes.” Both songs were Top 10 singles on the Hot 100. With the still-maturing performer suddenly omnipresent, the public were amazed at how much he resembled his father in looks and voice.

In 2019, he published the third in a series of children’s books. The latest title, Love the Earth, was written with Bart Davis and illustrated by Smiljana Coh.

Related: Julian Lennon on Yoko, Cynthia, Ringo and Sean

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