Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals his eldest son, Nicholas, 43, is ‘severely ill’ and hospitalized with cancer
Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals his eldest son Nicholas is ‘severely ill’ in hospital after bravely battling stomach cancer.
The 74-year-old legendary composer said he was “absolutely devastated” when he shared the news in a heartbreaking statement.
Andrew has revealed that his son, whom he shares with ex-wife Sarah Fugil, has been suffering from the disease for the past 18 months.
The Phantom of the Opera creator made the announcement while explaining why he wouldn’t Attend the premiere of his new Broadway musical Bad Cinderella.
he wrote: As my friends and family know, he has been battling stomach cancer for the past 18 months and Nick is currently hospitalized.
Heartbreak: Andrew Lloyd Webber, 74, reveals his eldest son Nicholas is ‘severely ill’ in hospital after bravely battling stomach cancer
SAD: Andrew revealed that Nicholas (left), whom he shares with ex-wife Sarah Hugil, has been struggling with the disease for the past 18 months.
“Therefore, I was unable to attend the recent premiere of Bad Cinderella. At this rate, I will not be able to support the incredible cast, crew and orchestra on opening night this Thursday.”
Before adding, “We all wish Nick all the best. He’s fighting bravely with his indomitable humor, but for now my place is with him and his family.”
Following in his father’s footsteps, Nicholas is a successful composer himself, writing music for Fat Friends the Musical and numerous television and film productions.
He is married to musician Polly Wilshere, who has appeared on the soundtracks of his father’s films. 2019 movie Cats.
Andrew is also the father of Imogen, 44, Isabella, 26, Alastair, 30, and William, 29.
It comes after it was recently revealed Andrew is one of twelve new music commissioned for him by the King. coronation.
Charles personally selected the musical program for the awards ceremony on May 6th at Westminster Abbey. This music program is designed to showcase a range of British and Commonwealth musical talents and styles.
On a personal note, the monarch asked for Greek Orthodox music to be played in honor of his late father Duke of Edinburghpassed away in 2021.
Son: He wrote: As my friends and family know, he has been battling stomach cancer for the past 18 months and Nick is currently in the hospital. (Nick is pictured with his ex-wife Charlotte Windmill in 2010)
Talent: Nicholas is a successful composer who has followed in his father’s footsteps, writing music for Fat Friends the Musical and numerous television and film productions.
Missing: The Phantom of the Opera creator has made the announcement while explaining why he won’t be attending the premiere of his new Broadway musical Bad Cinderella (filmed in October with star Linedy Genao at a New York theater). rice field).
Performed by the Byzantine Chant Ensemble.
Six orchestral committees, five choral committees and one organ committee were created by British composers with styles including classical, religious, film, television and musical theater.
Lord Lloyd Webber, known for hit musicals such as “Evita” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” said he was “hugely honored” to be asked to compose a new national anthem.
He said: “My national anthem contains words slightly adapted from Psalm 98.” “I hope my anthem reflects this joyous occasion.”
The Coronation March was composed by Patrick Doyle, and the solo organ piece by Ian Farrington incorporates musical themes from across the Commonwealth.
Composer: It was recently revealed that Andrew was one of 12 new songs commissioned by the King for his coronation (pictured together in 2018).
Musician: The composer wrote one of twelve new pieces of music commissioned by the King for his coronation.
There are also new releases by Sara Klass, Nigel Hess, Paul Miller, Tariq Oregan, Roxana Panufnik, Shirley J. Thompson, Judith Weir, Roderick Williams and Debbie Wiseman.
A select gospel choir – the Ascension Choir – includes the Girls’ Choir of the Chapel Choir of Methodist College, Belfast, as well as the Choir of Westminster Abbey and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal Choir of St James’s Palace. play together. , and from Truro Cathedral Choir.
King’s Scholars of Westminster School proclaims the traditional ‘Vivat’ accolade. Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Pretty Yende (soprano) and Roderick Williams (baritone) participate as soloists.
Andrew Nessinga, choir organist and master of Westminster Abbey, is responsible for arranging the music and conducting the music during the service.