Fears Michael Bolton, 70, may never sing again after emergency brain surgery

People close to music legend Michael Bolton fear that he may never sing again following the emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor late last month.

The singer caused alarm among his fans at the beginning of January when he confirmed on social media that he had undergone the procedure, informing the public via social media that he would be taking some time off to recover.

“I want to start by wishing everyone a very happy and healthy new year!” Bolton’s post began.

“I also want to share that 2023 ended up presenting me with some very unexpected challenges.”

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“Just before the holidays, it was discovered that I had a brain tumor, which required immediate surgery,” he went on.

“Thanks to my incredible medical team, the surgery was a success. I am now recuperating at home and surrounded by the tremendous love and support of my family.”

Bolton confirmed that he would be taking a temporary break from touring so as to allow himself adequate time to recover from the comfort of his own home. In his post, he reassured fans that he was working hard to get better quickly, and that he was aiming to return to the stage sooner rather than later.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – JUNE 5: Michael Bolton looks on during a press conference at Hotel Presidente Intercontinental on June 5, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Adrián Monroy/Medios y Media/Getty Images)

However new information from RadarOnline implies that Bolton’s future as an entertainer may be at risk.

Citing medical experts, the outlet claims that Bolton might have jumped the gun by promising his fans that he would be making a swift return to business.

“A brain tumor is one of the most dreaded health crises,” New York internist Dr. Stuart Fischer reportedly told the National Enquirer. “It can impair function forever!”

Dr. Fischer also noted that while there are two types of tumors – benign and malignant – both are serious, especially where the brain is concerned.

“Nothing is really benign if it is inside the skull because of the extra pressure it can apply on the brain,” he said.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 08: Singer Michael Bolton attends the Build series to discuss “Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special” at Build Studio on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Dr. Gabe Mirkin added that surgery to remove a glioblastoma, which is malignant, is usually inoperable, and often fatal.

“Surgery requires removing the damaged area of the brain and must be done precisely because every part removed results in loss of function,” Dr. Mirkin said.

As per RadarOnline, both doctors agree that if Bolton’s tumor was in a certain area of the brain, the odds of him ever performing again are significantly reduced.

Here’s to wishing Michael Bolton all the best of health moving forward.

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