Ian Anderson Front Man for Rock Band Jethro Tull Has Revealed His Singing Days Are Numbered!

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Ian Anderson is like the rest of us, he has been practicing social distancing, staying quarantined and reaching out to his fans on Instagram. I am a huge Jethro Tull fan, so when I saw an article about him stating in an interview that his singing days are numbered, of course I had to read it and see just what he was referring to. Hang in there Ian, your fans are pulling for you!

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson has revealed he is living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“I’m going to tell you something I’ve never told anybody in public before,” Anderson said during an interview with Dan Rather. “Since it’s you, I will take this moment to say I am suffering from an incurable lung disease with which I was diagnosed a couple of years back.” The 72-year-old musician said he knows the likely cause of his COPD.

“I’ve spent 50 years of my life onstage amongst those wretched things that I call smoke machines,” Anderson said. “Today [they] are lightly referred to as ‘hazers.’ As if they are somehow innocent and not damaging to your lungs. I really do believe that’s a significant part of the problem that I have.”

Anderson said he struggles with the disease. “I have what are known as exacerbations: Periods when I get an infection, it turns into severe bronchitis and I have maybe two or three weeks of really a tough job to go out there onstage and play,” he explained. “Fingers crossed; I’ve gone 18 months now without an exacerbation.”

The musician admitted that having COPD means his “days are numbered.” 

In a statement on Thursday, Anderson clarified that he was referring to his days as a singer. “But I should be OK for a few more years if COVID doesn’t get me first,” he wrote.

Anderson said his conversation with Rather was recorded last September and he has gone 14 months with no infections or bronchitis.

Credit: https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/jethro-tull-s-ian-anderson-reveals-his-days-are-numbered-1.12402447

To see the interview between Ian Anderson and Dan Rather, click on the link below:

http://www.axs.tv/programs/the-big-interview/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Ian Anderson Front Man for Rock Band Jethro Tull Has Revealed His Singing Days Are Numbered!

          1. Yea that has to be the case….otherwise why would you want to have all of that hassle in your life?

            I keep missing your posts…I don’t do it on purpose. I think I figured out why…without a picture I usually fly by it. Maybe I’m the only idiot that does that lol…. I’m not complaining at all but I think that is it.

              1. I think you are right….why else bring it up. It’s going to be a pain for him.

                Thank you for not getting upset…I wasn’t complaining but I think it would help your traffic…something to catch people’s attention.

                    1. Your site looks great…looks better than mine! It’s the reader that we find each other with. The reason I thought about it is this… One morning I forgot to have a picture with a Stevie Wonder song…now this is STEVIE WONDER and I barely got views…I was confused and then I saw…I forgot a picture…as soon as I placed it…I got more views that afternoon.