Andrew Lloyd Webber has mentioned he’s “absolutely devastated” as he revealed his eldest son Nicholas is “critically ill” with gastric most cancers.
The Oscar-winning composer will miss the opening of Bad Cinderella at New York’s Imperial Theatre on account of his son – additionally a composer – being in hospital.
“I am absolutely devastated to say that my eldest son Nick is critically ill,” mentioned Lord Lloyd-Webber in an announcement.
“As my friends and family know, he has been fighting gastric cancer for the last 18 months and Nick is now hospitalised.
“I due to this fact haven’t been capable of attend the latest previews of Bad Cinderella and as issues stand, I won’t be able to cheer on its fantastic solid, crew and orchestra on opening night time this Thursday.
“We are all praying that Nick will turn the corner. He is bravely fighting with his indomitable humour, but at the moment my place is with him and the family.”
Nicholas Lloyd Webber, 43, is understood for scoring the BBC One drama Love, Lies And Records and a theatrical and symphonic model of The Little Prince.
He additionally produced his father‘s Symphonic Suites on the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London and was nominated for a Grammy alongside his father for a musical theatre album for Lord Lloyd-Webber’s Cinderella.
Lord Lloyd-Webber – who has three Grammys, 4 Tony Awards and an Academy Award – had been set to open Bad Cinderella on Thursday after it was introduced final 12 months, when he mentioned he was “thrilled & delighted” for it.
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What is gastric most cancers?
Gastric most cancers – often known as abdomen most cancers – is when cells kind within the lining of the abdomen and develop abnormally.
If the most cancers is discovered at an early stage, there’s a chance that it may be handled.
There are many signs related to abdomen most cancers, a few of which can be arduous to identify – the NHS says they embody:
• Heartburn or acid reflux disease
• Issues with swallowing
• Feeling or being sick
• Feeling full in a short time
• Loss of urge for food and weight reduction
• Pain on the prime of the abdomen
• Feeling very fatigued
• A lump on the prime of the abdomen
According to Bupa, round 6,600 individuals within the UK get abdomen most cancers annually.