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Heavy metal rocker Bruce Corbitt announces retirement after cancer diagnosis

Heavy metal rocker Bruce Corbitt has announced he’s retiring, after receiving the devastating news that he’s suffering from oesophageal cancer.
The 54-year-old frontman of band Warbeast told fans about his decision in a Facebook Live video posted on Wednesday morning (24May17).
Struggling to hold back tears, Corbitt explained: “I’m going to do everything I can to beat this. But I… I know it’s not looking good with the long-term outcome. I will try my best, and I promise all of you that.”
“The sad part is, I obviously had to ask about my singing career because of Warbeast and the new album and the shows and all that. If anything, I was like, ‘Man, can I just do that one more show,’ you know? I don’t think I’m going to get to do that.”
Corbitt was initially rushed to hospital on Sunday after his wife Jeanna found him unresponsive at home.
After telling fans that he’s “doomed” and his “time is short”, Corbitt was flooded with messages of encouragement from his fans.
He then returned to Facebook and wrote: “I can’t even begin to explain my feelings. You guys have given me the strength I need to prepare for this fight. Honestly, I was close to losing hope that there was any good to come out of this. Of course I’m scared for my life like any normal human would be.
“Those moments when I can get on Facebook and scroll through all of your messages, the emotion takes over. I cry. I get stronger. I also realise what all of you mean to me. I do believe in the power of prayer and positive vibes. I have all of you to thank for that.”
The cancer diagnosis is the second major health battle Corbitt has faced in recent years. Last year saw him face a fight against a life-threatening heart disease.

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