Jeff Healey Battles Cancer, Continues Recording

Published: 2007-09-20
Toronto blues guitarist Jeff Healey is still fighting the disease that took his sight at childhood, cancer. Healey's cancer stems from retino blastoma, but despite his ongoing chemotherapy he is working on two different recording projects and continuing with his Monday evening radio show "My Kinda Jazz" on JazzFM in Toronto.

The two albums are a jazz recording for Stony Plain Records and the other a blues CD for Ruf Records in Germany. "I have great confidence in the doctors who are working with me," Healey says. "I'm doing everything I can to keep busy while my doctors and I fight the good fight. Keeping my various projects on the go is as important to my health as are the treatments."

Healey is still scheduled to perform at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society on October 19. For more information on Jeff Healey please visit

Writer: Soul Shine Staff

    Photo:David Leyes


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Hi, I just wanted to pass along my best wishes to Jeff and his family. I have heard so little in the media since his last surgery! My husband, son and I are loyal fans and have seen Jeff in many guises here in Edmonton over the years. From the Thunderdome, to Red's and the Arden in St. Albert, blues, rock, big band: we love Jeff Healey! Best wishes, always, David, Laura and Brady Niven from Edmonton.
Posted by: Anonymous on October 03, 2007
Hey my name is Kevin im 22 and live in Colorado. I only recently discovered Jeff's music about a year and half ago when i was going through my fathers collection. I was blown away. He is such an amazing talent. I hope to see him live one day. I wasn't aware the he is still battling cancer. That saddens me to hear. My thoughts go out to Jeff and his family. KEEP UP THE AWESOME TUNES MAN
Posted by: Anonymous on December 18, 2007
Hi, I'm Doreen, age 54 and first seen Jeff
in the movie with Patrick Swayze - ever
since then I looked for him & found him.
I loved his music - awesome talent. I
now pass my prayers to his family during
this difficult time. "He'll never walk alone."
Posted by: Anonymous on March 06, 2008
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