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    Thu, 01 Sep 2011 11:14:05

    Deep Purple's Jon Lord Thanks Fans For Support During Cancer Battle - The 70-year-old keyboardist revealed he is in treatment

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    Former Deep Purple rocker Jon Lord revealed he is battling cancer via a blog post earlier this summer and he has been bombarded with support from fans, which has moved him to his core.

    He posted a new online note which read as follows: "Your responses to the news of my condition have touched my heart in a way that has truly helped to make my life a better place to be than it had occasionally threatened to become these last few weeks.

    "Your wonderful messages wishing me strength and courage have given me even more strength and courage – and so much more than you can ever know. I read many of them with tears in my eyes, grateful for this cast-iron proof of the innate goodness of the human being, and grateful to every single one of you for your invaluable support."

    "This message goes out, too, to all the similarly wonderful folk on other websites whose support has been equally warm and strong and I want you all to know how greatly heartened and comforted I am by all this." "The treatment continues and I am confident and being supported by my glorious family and an amazing group of friends. See you soon."
    BR> Get well soon, Jon!

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