Eddie Money R.I.P.*

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  1. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Hampshire
    Eddie Money Diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer

    Seventies and 80s hitmaker turned reality TV star Eddie Money is in the battle of his life ... TMZ's learned the rocker's been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

    The "Take Me Home Tonight" singer makes the stunning revelation during season 2 of his reality show, "Real Money" ... according to sources connected to the show.

    We're told Eddie got the dire news late last year, during a regularly scheduled checkup with his doctor.

    The cancer started in Eddie's esophagus but, sadly, it spread to other parts of his body. You can see in this clip, he's determined to keep his loved ones in the loop as he deals with the diagnosis.

    We're told Eddie didn't take a break from shooting his family's show after getting the news -- and he's continued touring almost nonstop while getting treatment.

    You'll recall he was forced to take a break from the road for other health issues -- a minor heart valve procedure in May, and he caught pneumonia in July. We're told neither issue was related to the cancer.

    Our sources say Eddie won't shy away from discussing his treatments while cameras are rolling for "Real Money."

    We're pulling for ya, Money.
  2. Joti Cover

    Joti Cover Forum Resident

    Wishing Eddie & his family the best of all possible outcomes at this sad and challenging time.
  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Hampshire
    And the news just so happens to be trending on Bing right now.
  4. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    Best wishes to Eddie Money and his loved ones at this difficult time. That's terrible news.
  5. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia
    I am guessing that's why his new album that's finished was delayed?
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  6. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    I saw Eddie opening for a Cheap Trick gig in mid-90's - a great Singer and had a wonderful band behind him, prayers and positive vibes to Eddie, and family hope all goes very well with treatment going forward!
  7. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Not surprising that Eddie has continued to tour while battling this terrible disease. From his early years in San Francisco, Eddie knew how to hustle and was an incredibly hard worker as noted by other artists he mentored in that Bay Area scene such as Paul Collins from The Nerves. Eddie co-wrote with Collins and helped him to secure a contract with Bill Graham Management for his post-Nerves band called The Beat. When I saw Eddie perform at a package music festival in the 2000s with Loverboy, The Romantics and a few other bands, it was impressive how he wasted no time running to the merch table where he sold CDs/photos/shirts etc. and must've signed autographs for close to 2 hours. When hearing the phrase "what you see is what you get," I think of Eddie because he's a down to earth guy who seems very enthusiastic and talks to the fans just as he communicates with people on the tv series.
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  8. Grant

    Grant That really swings!

    United States
    As a person who very rarely watches TV, I had no idea he ad a reality show.

    Let's hope he can pull through this. Stage four is pretty bad, though.
  9. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Got to see and meet him a couple of years go. A fun show. His first album is great and all his music is enjoyable.
    All the best to the money man.
  10. slowhand1964

    slowhand1964 A Tadpole in a Jar

    Temecula, CA
    Man, that is a tough one, both in terms of the news and the probability of survival. All my best to Mr. Mahoney. Still a big fan, you rock sir.
  11. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Music is life.

    Los Angeles
    Damn. Best wishes to him!!!
  12. krock2009

    krock2009 Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Well, that explains why his hair was thinning in his concerts this year. At least survived the surgery and pneumonia. Hopefully he'll heal.

    Christopher Hitchens lasted 18 months wit the same type, and it wasn't the cancer that killed him, but a virulent form of pneumonia. His cancer was gone.
  13. pseudopod

    pseudopod Forum Resident

    Winnipeg, Canada
    All the best Eddie. We're all pulling for you!
  14. WolfSpear

    WolfSpear Music Enthusiast

    Best wishes to Eddie and his family.

    Recently, I had two co-workers diagnosed with cancer, one in stage 4 that’s spread. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody... really sad news to hear today.
  15. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

    Chicago, IL USA
    I'm very sorry for him and his family. I will pray for him.
  16. davidlg1971

    davidlg1971 Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    Keep Holdin' On, EM!

    "Baby, hold on to me
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future is ours to see
    When you hold on to me..."
  17. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    I'm a big fan. I bought No Control when it came out. Stay strong, Eddie!
  18. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Damn man.
  19. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    That sucks. Best wishes for Eddie!
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    we wish him well for this is so sad...positive vibes sent with hope...
  21. lc1995

    lc1995 Forum Resident

    New York
    That's a shame

    He seems like a great guy, he did a free concert at my elementary school here in Baldwin, NY
  22. Fannymac

    Fannymac Forum Resident

    Los Osos, CA
    Is this the same album that's been sitting on the shelf for four years, albeit with a new title ("Brand New Day", vs. "Shake That Thing") and maybe an additional song or two?
    I had thought the continued delay on a release date might have been because of the lawsuit with his former drummer, plus his desire to have it come out on a major label.
    Whatever the case, I was really surprised to see it mentioned yesterday....I hadn't heard ANYTHING about it!
    But, yes, the postponement was due to the pneumonia....sounds like we may still see it later this year, or early next year. Fingers crossed.
  23. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    Praying for you Eddie !
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  24. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia

    Yup that’s the one
  25. benny

    benny Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I was Eddie’s webmaster for a long time and he is a terrific guy. Always treated me more like a friend than an employee. He has that “regular guy” vibe to him which makes you feel comfortable.

    Best wishes Eddie, hope you beat this.

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