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The 62-year-old UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is hospitalized after a stroke


The 62-year-old UB40 singer Duncan Campbell is hospitalized after a stroke

  • The singer, 62, is already up and about a statement the band said
  • Campbell replaced his brother Ali as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008 after Ali quit due to a management dispute
  • Ali was very critical of his replacement and said that when he watched his brother perform the band's songs, my skin crawled.
  • The news follows the band's announcement last week that their UK tour dates scheduled for December have been postponed to March next year

UB40 singer Duncan Campbell recovers after a stroke in the hospital.

A statement from the band said that the 62-year-old from Birmingham is "up and down" and is doing well, and there is hope for a "quick" recovery.

Campbell replaced his brother Ali as lead singer of the British reggae group in 2008 after Ali quit due to a management dispute.

Stroke: UB40 singer Duncan Campbell recovers after a stroke in the hospital (picture in July 2018)

A statement on Tuesday said, “We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell were hospitalized after a stroke.

"Although we can report that he's already on the go, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the privacy of the family as he makes his way back to what we all hope will be a strong and quick recovery gives.

"We look forward to seeing you all on the street next spring."

The news follows the band's announcement last week that their UK tour dates due in December have been postponed to March next year due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Hospitalization: A statement by the band says that the 62-year-old from Birmingham is "up and about" and is doing well, and there is hope for a "quick" recovery

Hospitalization: A statement by the band says that the 62-year-old from Birmingham is "up and about" and is doing well, and there is hope for a "quick" recovery

Ali was very critical of his replacement and said that watching his brother perform the band's songs "made my skin crawl".

Since then, he has toured as part of the breakaway group UB40 with Ali, Astro & Mickey, and the two groups regularly struggle in public.

UB40 have recorded over 40 top 40 songs in the UK and are considered one of the most successful bands in the country.

Last year, UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers, a founding member of the band, had to miss the group's 40th anniversary tour after suffering a seizure at home.

He was later diagnosed with a brain tumor that was operated on the day he was supposed to start the tour.

Band: UB40 - Astro, James Brown, Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Brian Travers and Earl Falconer, pictured in 2009

Band: UB40 – Astro, James Brown, Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Brian Travers and Earl Falconer, pictured in 2009

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