Gut Rumbles

April 25, 2005

sad news

I hated to read about this. Dan Fogleberg is a wonderful musician and songwriter and he's probably younger than I am.

He has "advanced prostate cancer." Those of you not familiar with the disease may not know what that means, but I do. The cancer spread beyond the prostate capsule, which is what made it "advanced," and it's probably gonna kill him now. That's a crying shame.

" regrets to announce the cancellation of the Fall 2004 Solo Acoustic Tour. Dan has been recently diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and has entered treatment. He apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation of the concerts may cause his fans. Dan is confident he will be able to fight this illness. Your prayers, good wishes and positive thoughts will be very much appreciated."

This is very sad news indeed... I am asking ALL the Porchers to join me in lifting Dan up in your thoughts & prayers...

I just hope he knows how to "Go Down Easy."


I hope it goes "slow below the surface" for him.
(not inteded as snark - just that his C doesn't progress rapidly using a song title)

Posted by: BlogDog on April 25, 2005 01:49 PM

Damn, I hate to hear that about anyone! You pegged it, tho,,,

I just hope he knows how to "Go Down Easy."

Posted by: Michele on April 25, 2005 02:43 PM

Thanks for bringing this to everyones' attention. I was lucky enough to see him on tour in June 2003. He is a great musician and many people don't realize all the hit songs he has had.

Posted by: Denise on April 25, 2005 02:44 PM

As a PCa survivor, I shuddered when I saw the word "advanced." Advanced prostate cancer is what took out Jerry Orbach. I hope they can treat it and give Dan a longer life.

Guys, do you know what your PSA is? Is it higher than last time? You...don't...know?

*shakes head, gets down off soap box*

Posted by: Ernie G on April 25, 2005 02:44 PM

Damn. That sucks. I'm with you on the well wishes.

Posted by: Wichi Dude on April 25, 2005 09:13 PM

Just plain sucks. Helluva musician. I think he has been extremely underated.

Posted by: Dean on April 25, 2005 10:29 PM

Dan Foglebergs music has always been with me and I will always be a fan, I pray he makes a full recovery and comes across to Newcastle England so that I can see one of the Greatest singer/songwriters off all time
My thoughts are with you

Posted by: Dave Bray on January 15, 2006 09:56 AM

I am so sorry to here about Dan. I have loved his music and been a fan since 1976. I am from his home state of Illinois, now residing in Kansas. I'll keep Dan in my prayers and his music in my heart. To the morning!

Posted by: Susie on April 3, 2006 08:40 PM

Hello. I'm new to this site. I'm 26 and have been listening to Dan Fogelberg "Longer" than I can remember. Thanks to my mom and dad, I'm pretty sure I heard it in utero. I agree that this is most horrible news for a gifted musician, songwriter, fellow Illinois native, and good human being. My thoughts are with Dan, his friends, and his family. I hope the treatment he's seeking will be worth it.

Posted by: redsweetie on April 4, 2006 08:41 AM

May GOD bless you Dan & give you The inner strength,physical strength ,& Spiritual strength to get through this non-discrimitory cancer. My thoughts & prayers are for-ever with you.
Here are afew words from me to you...
TIME is too slow to wait, too swift for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice. BUT, for those who love, time is ETERNITY. Hours fly, flowers die, new days, new ways pass by LOVE STAYS......
My love & prayers are with you to-day & always!!!
Rosemary Bome Jenkins
11261 Chattsworth Road
Midland, Georgia 31820
Cell# 1-706-850-5370
Please take care & alway's know YOU ARE LOVED!!!!!!!

Posted by: Rosemary Bone Jenkins on January 16, 2007 06:52 PM

your music will forever move me

Posted by: Beth on February 11, 2007 09:03 PM

Oh my gosh! I was sadly blown away to hear of Dan Fogelberg's death. What a loss for all of us, such talent! Take the Phoenix album...wrote the music, wrote the lyrics, played the instruments, did the vocals, and designed the album cover himself. How many "artists" today can do all that???
I have been such a fan since the '70's and unfortunately only got to see him in concert once.
I will miss him, may he rest in peace.

Posted by: Jan on December 17, 2007 06:49 AM

it is so sad that his fight has ended. i loved his music and sadly the person who said under rated was right. today mentioning dans passing to a few ppl i received a shock when they couldnt place his name.. he will be missed who knew his name and those who only knew the music. any kind of cancer is horrible.. you will be missed but never forgotten.

Posted by: cindy on December 17, 2007 01:37 PM
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