Former WHITESNAKE/TRAPEZE Guitarist 'Seriously Ill With Cancer'

According to Express & Star, Mel Galley — former member of the hard rock bands WHITESNAKE, TRAPEZE and PHENOMENA — is seriously ill with cancer, the 59-year-old Staffordshire musician has revealed today.

The rock legend from Cannock has broken the devastating news to friends that he only has a short time to live after recently being diagnosed with the disease. It comes just a month before the star was due to take to the stage again with a new band after years away from the spotlight. Mel said: "It happens, but I've had a fantastic life.

"I have been very lucky. I have seen some great bands, and played with many great musicians. And I have enjoyed some tremendous experiences. I am thankful that I can say a proper goodbye to all the friends I have made, who are now rallying round me."

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