Cancer Type – Prostate
Bio – Andrew Lloyd Webber – The composer who has graced multiple Broadway scores with his talent is impotent due to his prostate cancer.
Short Story – Known for his musical composition for Broadway musicals and film scores, Andrew Lloyd Webber received a knighthood in 1992 by Queen Elizabeth II. Songs such as “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera, “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina,” and “Memory” from Cats remain widely popular today.
His career has been nothing short of a success. His personal battle with prostate cancer left the composer impotent at 63 years old. After being diagnosed with the disease in 2009, he sought alternative therapies before deciding to remove the organ, as doctors assured him a 100 percent chance of full recovery.
He told Piers Morgan on his ITV1 Life Stories show: “‘I am a ladies’ man who can never make love. I am resigned to that.”
Andrew became outspoken about his cancer battle in order to raise awareness of men that they need to get screened early. He also donates to Prostate Cancer UK. He continues to discuss prostate cancer and how it affected him.
In 1992, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation; was set up in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to support entrance, involvement, and commitment in the arts and heritage to advance talents, change performance, increase confidence, and attain success.
A part of that foundation is the Andrew Lloyd Webber initiative that provides support to US students at all levels with improved theatre instruction to introduce meaningful relationships with theatre during childhood and open doors for engaging in acting as children develop into young adults.
Webber also has battled mental health issues from a young age. He opened up that as a teen, he had contemplated suicide and has since battled mental health issues throughout his life.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is cancer-free.
|Born||Andrew Lloyd Webber, 22 March 1948 (age 72), Kensington, London, England|
|Education||Westminster School, Magdalen College, Oxford, Royal College of Music|
|Occupation||Composer, songwriter, theatre, director, television personality, businessman|
|Notable work||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1970), Evita (1976), Cats (1981), The Phantom of the Opera (1986), School of Rock (2015)|
|Net worth||£820 million (2019 estimate)|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Hugill (m. 1971; div. 1983), Sarah Brightman (m. 1984; div. 1990), Madeleine Gurdon (m. 1991)|
|Children||5, including Imogen Lloyd Webber|
|Parent(s)||William Lloyd Webber, Jean Johnstone|
|Relatives||Julian Lloyd Webber (brother)|
|Awards||Emmy Award, Grammy Awards (4), Oscar, Tony Awards (6), Golden Globe, Best Original Song (1996), Olivier Awards (8, 1978–2018, incl.|
Society of London Theatre Special Award and Lifetime Achievement Award), Ivor Novello Awards (14), Hollywood Walk of Fame (1993), Praemium Imperiale (1995), Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1995), American Theatre Hall of Fame (2009)
|Member of the House of Lords|
|In Office||25 February 1997 – 17 October 2017|
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