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Published: 2017/08/14

Nile Rodgers Hospitalized, Misses First Show Ever

Nile Rodgers was forced to miss the Toronto stop of Chic’s tour with Earth, Wind & Fire after the legendary guitarist was hospitalized due to a undisclosed ailment.

Rodgers tweeted that he is with his doctors “who are taking great care of me” and that he will “see you all very soon.” Rodgers also noted that he’s never missed a gig in his life. “Well, it’s been that way until now,” he said.

The guitarist, known for his work with Chic as well as collaborations with David Bowie, Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams (and many others), is also a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and was given a clean bill of health three years later.

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