Renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber introduced his son Nicholas is “critically ill” and combating gastric most cancers.
The “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” musician additionally revealed Nick is now hospitalized because of ongoing medical points, in a press release shared by Webber’s representatives with Fox News Digital.
“I am absolutely devastated to say that my eldest son Nick is critically ill,” Webber mentioned.
“As my friends and family know, he has been fighting gastric cancer for the last 18 months and Nick is now hospitalised.”
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While Nick’s type of the illness has not been additional disclosed, gastric most cancers is extra generally often called abdomen most cancers.
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“I therefore have not been able to attend the recent previews of ‘Bad Cinderella’ and as things stand, I will not be able to cheer on its wonderful cast, crew and orchestra on Opening Night this Thursday,” Webber mentioned.
His newest Broadway manufacturing is a reimagining of “Cinderella” which ran in London’s West End from 2021-2022.
A press occasion for the brand new present is scheduled to coincide with the famed composer’s seventy fifth birthday, Wednesday, March 22.
“We are all praying that Nick will turn the corner,” Webber added. “He is bravely fighting with his indomitable humour, but at the moment my place is with him and the family.”
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Nicholas picked up the household music gene and was the composer on the 2021 UK movie “The Last Bus.”
He additionally earned accolades for his work on the 2017 BBC Drama, “Love, Lies and Records,” and gained a Grammy nomination as a co-producer for greatest musical theater album on his father’s 2021 “Cinderella.”
Andrew was married to Nicholas’ mom, Sarah Hugill, for 12 years earlier than they divorced in 1983. The former couple even have a daughter, Imogen Lloyd Webber.
The EGOT and Kennedy Center Honoree is closing “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway in 2023. A fixture on Broadway since 1988, the manufacturing was initially set to shut Feb. 18, a day after previews start for “Bad Cinderella.” But because of such a excessive demand for tickets, the present obtained an eight-week extension and a brand new time limit was scheduled for April 16.
His astonishing run on “The Great White Way” signifies a Lloyd Webber musical may have carried out on Broadway each single taking part in evening since September 1979.
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