Eddie Money diagnosed with esophageal cancer

Money documents his diagnosis on his reality show

Eddie Money has been diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer. The classic rock star makes the stunning revelation during season two of his AXS TV reality show, Real Money.

Money received the diagnosis last fall while taping the second season of his popular reality series. The cancer started in Money’s esophagus but has spread to other parts of his body.

“I thought I was going in for a check-up and [the doctor] told me I have cancer,” Money says in a show clip. “We found out that I had cancer and that it was stage four and that it was in my liver and my lymph nodes and a little bit in my stomach… It hit me really, really hard.”

The six remaining episodes of season two will deal with Money’s cancer and its effects on Eddie and his family. The first episode dealing with the diagnosis airs Thursday, September 12th at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT on AXS TV. Eddie and wife Laurie executive produce the popular reality series.

Currently, Money is recuperating from complications involving a heart valve procedure performed in June. The heart issue was a condition unrelated to his cancer.

With a career spanning over 40 years, the 70-year-old Money has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970’s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including “Two Tickets To Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “Baby Hold On,” and many more.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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