A spokeswoman for Andrew Lloyd Webber says the composer has been
diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The announcement came in a statement which said "the
condition is in its very early stages. Andrew is now undergoing
treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of
Lloyd Webber, 61, recently announced plans for a sequel to his
phenomenally successful musical "Phantom of the Opera." Called
"Love Never Dies," it is scheduled to open in London's West End in
March and follow on Broadway in November.
He said the sequel resulted from "unfinished business."
Lloyd Webber's other musical hits have included "Cats," "Jesus
Christ Superstar," and "Evita." He was knighted in 1992 and named
to Britain's House of Lords in 1997. – (Sapa, October 2009)
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