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Jon Lord is fighting cancer

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Jon Lord has released this message today on JonLord.org:

I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.

I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.

God bless and see you soon

May we also, at Jon’s request, ask if everyone could please respect his need for privacy so that he can spend time with his family (and his music).

Thank you.

322 Comments to “Jon Lord is fighting cancer”:

  1. 1
    Dimitris says:

    God bless you Mr Lord !!! The fans will be praying for you !

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    purpledaniel says:


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    HZ says:

    Wish you well, legend.

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    Marcelo Soares says:

    Thoughts are with the maestro.

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    Andra Thompson says:

    Gods speed to a full recovery big chap

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    ormandy says:

    Get well soon Jon. We love you.

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    The Holy Chair says:

    This is terrible.

    Hopefully is not a severe form of cancer.

    I suppose the Jon Lord Blues Project gigs are off this autumn?

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    Jack11 says:

    God be with you,Jon

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    Kick says:

    I hope you will win this fight Maestro! Big hugs!!!!

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    Henrik says:

    God bless Jon Lord!-

    May he get well soon.

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    Steve says:

    All Ukraine and Russia, and all your fans in this world are with you, dear Jon! We all wish you well!

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    Gary says:

    I hope and pray for a speedy recover for you, Jon.

    Your fan,

    Gary Entler

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    Larry R. Toering says:

    Words can’t express how this feels.

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    Sami says:

    Get well soon, you’ll be back in no time Mr. Lord!!

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    V. Artemiev says:

    With God’s help you will cope, Jon. Hope for the best!

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    Son Alerik says:

    Greece Love’s you. Perastika Maestro. (get well soon)

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    AndreA says:

    I pray for you Lord, “friend” of my life since I’ve got my 1st DP lp…
    Wishin’Well Dear Jon.

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    PalLORD says:

    Lord is strong man. He will fight. Never surrender

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    Denis says:

    You will win, Jon.
    God bless you.

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    Bo Olsson says:

    Get well soon. Your music has helped me through my parents passing. I hope that we can help you through this now. We miss you, hope to see you on stage soon again
    Bo Olsson, Sweden

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    Marta says:

    Wish you all the best! Get well soon Dear Jon! God bless you!!

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    Purple Botzy says:

    We just can wait and hope he will get better soon and can give us all some more great music and insights….hope you will get better soon and I wish Jon and his family all the strength and courage to get to this very rough times.

    To the wonderfull Mr. Lord !!

    Barry Labots

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    Dave says:

    Love you Jon.

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    Natalia says:

    I wish you will win the fight with cancer!

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    Jose Luis says:

    Jon, from me and my family, our best wishes, get well soon.

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    Dpthebest says:

    get well…………..

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    Stuart Henderson says:

    Jon, All the best, and have a speedy recovery. I know you’ll beat this thing. I’ve been a huge fan since 1972. You and the guys have been a big part of my life. I just need you to know that. Cheers, mate.

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    panos says:

    you are LORD…

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    Maurice Mans says:

    God bless you Jon!!!

    The fans in Holland are praying for you
    I suppose the Jon Lord Blues project-concerts in Holland (november) will be cancelled?

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    Made in England says:

    Get well soon Jon.

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    Annemie says:

    Strenght and courage Mr.Lord!
    I pray for recovery and many many healthy years!!!

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    Lot says:

    I pray you may get well and that you can make music for lots and lots of years !!!

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    JUAN S says:

    Dios te bendiga Jon, esperamos tenerte muy pronto de regreso.

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    ЛКазеева says:

    В Украине есть лекарства,которые могут существенно помочь лечению.У меня был рак 4 степени.Мне помогло.Изатизон-г.Киев,ул.Заболотного15а.тел.526-11-39.Там есть методика лечения.АСД-2.Есть в Украине и России.Джон,я не могу написать по-английски.У нас в Украине все эти лекарства называются”для животных”,но мы тоже животные.Это очень хорошие лекарства.Желаю Вам здоровья!

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    Nick Green says:

    Jon Lord is a huge part of my childhood, my life and my future! Sorry for shaking your hand to fimly and cracking your fingers about 13 yrs ago! A true rock God and a sure master of his art!

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    Thunderhawk says:

    Dear Jon,

    Your music helped me threu some though times, and get me out of the gutter, for many times now.
    I’ll pray for you, and hope that you’ll find the strength, to fight this evil, and get back on your feat as soon as posible, to do what you love the most, play your music to the world.

    God Bless you Jon!


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    Ukrainian girl says:

    don’t drop a hand ! believe, all will be good!!

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    Nikolay says:

    Dear Lord Jon, may the Force be with you. You know we steel need you!! Be strong now! I love you!

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    Anton says:

    God bless You, Jon Lord. Stay healthy for many years!

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    RickF says:

    Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. We are all looking forward to more great music from you in the near future!

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    Robyn Hand says:

    Get well soon Jon. Your fans all love you!!!!

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    David says:

    Dear Jon,
    I wish a complete recovery! you can do it!
    Remebering playing darts with you and paicey at the baskerville many moons ago!

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    Susan N. says:

    Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. Susan

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    stoffer says:

    Get Well soon, Mr. Lord, your many fans wish you Gods speed

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    Maurizio says:

    ciao grande Jon, fai presto a guarire perchè abbiamo bisogno di te.


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    Michael says:

    God bless you Jon.
    All of Russia fans are praying for you!

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    GerAssenNetherlandsAge54 says:

    This terrible disease is a bloody curse nowadays ! But I’m sure you can beat it Jon ! My heart is with you lovely guy !
    Beat it !

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    Marie says:

    God bless you

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    nupsi59 says:

    Sad news,
    God bless you, Mr. Lord!

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    Nickoticko says:

    Get well soon Jon……

    And remember…You´re the lord Lord!

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    eiricd says:

    wishing the great man a speedy recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!

    bless you

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    Errol Arias says:

    I have few words to say.. I feel sad.. really sad

    Pray God for a healthy recovery DR. LORD…

    My whole family : My Kids (They are fans), My wife and me will include you in our prayers

    A warm embrace ..


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    Maria says:

    Get well! We trust in you!

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    Moreblack says:

    My prayers to Jon.Be strong old friend.You’ll win!!!

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    wally roundhead says:

    Get well soon! God bless you, thoughts are with you and family.
    You will beat this! There’s a sacred chord and I can hear it.

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    roma says:

    wish you’ll be ok, healthy & happy.

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    Eddy Roma says:

    A frighting new. I hope the Lord of the Hammond will survive this battle. He still has a lot of music to give us. Your Latin American fans are with you.

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    gustavo says:

    Jon: Here.from Buenos Aires, Argentina. We wish you well!!!!!!!!!

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    Rob Berting says:

    Dear Jon,

    An alltime hero also fighting against the F. big C. ! Stay strong great man, your family and thousand & thousands of fans will support you. We will have to inspire you with our love and words as a gift to you, since you gave us so much brilliant music and words, full of emotions and thoughts that whisper in our ears.

    May your ear receive all the good wishes from the people who consider you as SIR JON LORD, a gentlemen first class, a composer like Beethoven, a genius and great performer.
    Take care big man, we love ya from Holland. Without you I wouldnt have love music so much. thanks, till soon behind the Hammond Beast. Get well. Rob Berting

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    Dave says:

    Get well soon, Sir Jon!

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    mike whiteley says:

    That damned cancer.The scourge of our time.
    Many good thoughts and prayers will be sent your way.
    Fight it,Jon !!
    God Bless,

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    Andrea Tommasi says:

    Mr.Lord, ce la farai…

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    Michael says:

    Get well soon, maestro ! Your fans will pray for you !

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    АЛЕКСЕЙ says:

    Дай,Бог,Вам здоровья!!!

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    Eddie6string says:

    Just add support to Jon & all that is said above.

    Mankind may be made of ‘Dust’, but Jon’s is sprinkled with something very special!

    Warm thoughts from all at ‘Electric Lady Guitars’

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    George Martin says:

    Dear Jon,

    I hope and pray the cancer was caught early and the treatments will be successful. I think I can speak for everybody when I say you have brought such great joy into all of our lives with your music. As a lifelong fan this news is very upsetting but I know you can beat this. God bless and be with you always.

    George Martin

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    paul says:

    you are loved. may you be at peace in this time. we are all with you.

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    Alan Nimmo says:

    Our thoughts are with you, Jon.

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    Tommy H. says:

    Dear Jon!

    You’ve been my inspiration and hero for many years and it still takes my breath in a sad way to hear that you are suffering from cancer. I believe that doing what one loves to do which in case of a true musician like you is making music can help during an illness; at least it makes it more bearable. I hope that the hard times you may have to face will be abated by the many fans like me who think of you and wish you all the best!

    Get well very soon! You will make it!

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    dale says:

    God bless you Dr Jon Lord. You have controlled one beast which is the amazing Hammond organ with great mastery now it time to control another beast of different kind…Get well soon and make an even bigger impact on us all with your great music.

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    Gonzalo Souper says:

    From Chile: Good luck Jon “Hammond” Lord. God gonna help you…Im sure.


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    f miller says:

    jon lord having cancer is the worst news on deep purple i have ever heard. my mother and other relatives have died of cancer so this news hits me real hard. jon, i am praying for you and your family including band mates past and present. dont give up. GOD BLESS YOU

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    Dawg says:

    Best wishes and prayers, Jon. Pictured Within was part of my wedding ceremony. I’ve followed you closely since ’70. I have had your music and Purple’s in my ears literally every day for the last 41 years. You can’t lose with the support from across the world that you will be receiving. Can’t wait to hear more from you in the future.

    God Bless, Jon

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    Owen Lelean says:

    Jon,i am wishing you strength and prayers from Australia.You are one of rock music’s legends.God is with you.

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    Mikey says:

    John, all the best, you are in my prayers and you will beat this challenge. Thanks for all that you have given to us fans and the world of music.

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    Fabricio says:

    Dearest Lord

    All our prayers will be with you.
    The All Might Lord will be with the All Good Lord on this recovery.
    God Bless You dear friend.

    From Curitiba, Brazil our best wishes for you!

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    Arnd says:

    Sending good thoughts. Get well soon, Jon.

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    Alfredo vega says:

    God bless you Jon.

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    Carlos (from Paraguay) says:

    Fuerza Jon (el REY del Hammond)!!!…Hasta la victoria siempre!!!

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    dubbleagle says:

    All The Best Jon. Our prayers are with you

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    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    Dear Jon,

    Been a fan of yours and Purple since 1969. I finally met you, December 7th, 1997 after the Pompano Beach, Florida show (see review….


    Then I finally had a picture taken by your side after the now infamous “Perihelion” DVD gig at the also infamous and now debunked ‘Sunrise Musical Theater’ in Ft. Lauderdale, June 5th 2001….(see review…


    As a Purple fan and a Jon Lord fan, and a fan of your Lord “GOD” whom you alluded to for blessing, my prayers are sent your way. You have been a huge part of my life, and I truly am at total disarray regarding this unfortunate news. May you defeat and recover from this setback, and once done continue with what makes you happy in the life left on this planet. If it goes the other way, I hope to see you on the other side ‘Master Lord’. You give credence to the ‘True Lord’ and so do I. I look forward to either case….One life on to the next.


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    Andres Posso says:

    Esperamos tu pronta mejoria. Dios te bendiga.

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    Doug (Dubai) says:

    God bless you, Jon. Get well soon. I can’t thank you enough for all the pleasure your music has given me over the years. I look forward to more beautiful music. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Dan Russell says:

    “. . . though we are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

    God Bless You, Jon Lord. Do not yield.

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    Rost says:

    Wish you all the best!!!

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    Francesco says:

    Coro Jon, hai vissuto una vita da grande, un genio della musica, ti sono vicino con il cuore e l’unica cosa che ti posso dire lotta, lotta, e non mollare noi fans ti aspettiamo con gioia e e sono sicuro che ti risentiremo presto. Coraggio vai….io noi siamo con Te.

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    Fan says:

    Jon Lord Forever!!!

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    dpprpl says:

    Dear Jon, get well soon!

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    Frank says:

    Jon, sending love, strength, thoughts and prayers to a truly fine gentleman.

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    Jo says:

    Dear Jon,

    I´m very sad to hear this news. I wish you and your family enough power to get through these time and that you recover as soon as posible.
    Your music is a part of my life and I think that all fans around the world are with you.

    Joachim, Germany

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    Bryan says:

    Jon I have been a fan of yours for almost 40 years, and I was so sad to read of your illness. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We know that you will beat this. Stay strong!

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    alessandro says:

    I’ll pray for you Jon !

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    micke says:

    Can only join in with the rest here. Get well soon Jon. Such a hero in my life!

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    Eddepet says:

    God bless you, big guy!
    You’re in my thoughts.

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    pehu59 says:

    God bless you Jon.Get well soon

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    Vicente Rojas says:

    Jon, since I knew you, many time before, circa 1.979 when I bought my first Deep Purple LP “Machine Head” (I was 17, now I am 49), I felt genuine admiration for your music and your playing the keyboards. Spend this time with your family and your music. I wish you the best in the world. Back Soon. You´re Great and Strong. We are waiting for you.
    Regards from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).

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    Joanna says:

    Don’t surrender, Jon, get well soon.

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    Siberian Girl says:

    Russia prays for you, Mr Lord!

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    jens lundahl says:

    Dear John
    sometimes words are not enough to describe how I feel. You have been a hero of mine for so loong.
    Please fight this terrible beast and get well soon.


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    paulilly says:

    get well soon big man

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    Drdp says:

    My sweet Lord. The Professor,The MAESTRO! Sad news,I hope I am right in my guess is that it is a Prostate CA. These are VERY common in men aged over 60. VERY treatable and a high rate of recovery with long survival rates.Several methods of treatment exist and all have great affect on the condition. Whatever it is GOD’S SPEED TO YOU LORDY! With Respect,Drdp

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    Eirik Solum says:

    Our thoughts are with you, Jon!
    Gett well soon.

    All the best!

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    Jude says:

    Get well soon Jon. You’re my No.1 “Purple”! God bless you and your family.

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    Matt says:

    Big love to you Jon. Whip its arse!

    We’re all with you mate.

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    HardRockPete says:

    Dear Mr. Jon Lord

    May God bless you, your family and your doctors. We will ALL pray for your recovery, and we will continue to support you, your music and your musical career. We will send you good thoughts and good vibes, and we know that you WILL be back and healthy.

    God bless you, Jon:-)

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    mona says:

    Get well soon, keep fighting, music world needs you:)

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    peter chrisp says:

    All the best and a speedy recovery a true legend

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    Maikel says:

    It’s a terrible pity, but while there’s life, there’s hope!
    Never give up, Jon.

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    Daniele Armanini says:

    i’m with you

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    David White says:

    Shocking news.
    Jon I too send you my very best wishes and hope for a speedy-king recovery.
    My very best wishes Jon.

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    Ukrainian girl says:

    Kazeeva,”АСД” accelerates the reproduction of cancer cells!!

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    Les Hedger says:

    Best wishes Jon. WE LOVE YOU!! Our prayers are with you.

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    Janne says:

    Hope you get well soon!

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    deeperpurps says:

    Dear Jon Lord – you are my inspiration and I know you will beat this. My most sincere best wishes to you and your family during this trying time. Wishing you a speedy recovery. G.

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    purpletemple says:

    Bless you Mr Lord!
    Sending you positive vibes for a quick and fine recovery!

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    Kenn says:

    May the lord be truely with on this day Jon.

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    David McCrory says:

    Love and best wishes for a speedy recovery

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    tony lind says:

    From me too,Jon, Keep fighting ! Since 1968 have I listened to you, and want to keep lisening to the sweet music from you fingers dancing on the keys. We shared stage briefly then, so fight, fight, fight !!!

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    giorgos athens says:

    God bless you jon…Ολα θα πανε καλα!!! Η Παναγια μαζι σου! καλη δυναμη και επιστροφη!

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    Barfly Gypsy says:

    Best wishes for you Jon . I hope the content of this turns out to a totally recoverd you Mr Lord and a new symphony
    Wait a while Jon .

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    scott says:

    this was some unexpected bad news. god bless jon and his family! i will be praying for you jon!

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    Arturo García says:

    My best wish for the person who has made my life easier

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    Mcanic says:

    Jon I wish you all the best, you’re a great musician and person and I hope you’re going to get through that bitch!

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    Gonzalo Gianandrea says:

    Greetings and hugs from Argentina, thank you for your music, you’re the best keyboardist, everything will be fine! Thanks for inspiring me with your music playing on the keyboard.

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    Victor Ponzo says:

    Hold on my brother!!

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    MikeD says:

    You WILL beat it, Jon, we will see you on stage at the Sunflower Jam next year.

    Llanreath, Wales

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    Aravishnu says:

    Maestro ! you´ll be fine after the stormy season; give you my peace !

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    Knut says:

    You are in my prayers. God be with you, Jon.

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    Roberto says:

    You’ve never known me but I know you from 1996…I WISH YOU WELL JON!

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    Lucio says:


    Best wishes to you and your family on a speedy recovery….

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    john says:

    Jon for all you have givin me in my life is more than I can return to you but my heart and soul and prayers are with you, godspeed in your recovery. p.s. dont be mad at I.G. for rousing you out of bed to share a glass of wine with me. love you my brother!!

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    Knut says:

    Get well.

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    Helmut says:

    Dear Jon,

    may your positive energy defeat the desease and give you strength to get through this.
    Remembering the numerous Whitesnake & Purple gigs here in Germany.

    Get well soon, all the best to you and your family.

    Greetings from Düsseldorf.

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    Randy says:

    Jon, sending healing vibes your way everyday. Warm wishes to you and your family.

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    jim says:

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this trying time. Please get well– we need your music as part of our therapy for life.

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    Francesco says:

    Caro Jon,

    sono sicuro che riuscirai a sconfiggere questo brutto male e tornerai tra noi ancora + in forma di prima, noi ti aspettiamo e non vedo l’ora di riabbracciare la tua bella musica.
    Non mollare sono con TE.

    Un tuo fan Francesco CH-6612 ASCONA

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    andrew goodman says:

    Hope you pull through this Jon , Deep Purple not the same without you and have been an Inspiration for me and Millions of Others.
    You need to pull through this as you are with Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman as my all time Keyboardist
    Get well Soon!!!!!

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    KOJA says:


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    Alan says:

    I would simply like to wish jon and his family all the best for a speedy recovery

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    ratbat says:

    Get well soon Jon.

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    Radek says:

    Pokonasz intruza i przyjedziesz na koncerty do Polski. Czekamy na Ciebie Jon. Trzymamy kciuki i do zobaczenia. Kochamy Cię Mistrzu !!!

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    stefan says:

    Dear Jon ! You´ll beat this evil disease….and you´ll be back in action when you´re good and ready, I´m sure of it ! You´re a fighter and an inspiration to thousands of music fans…and you have so much left to do and to grace us with your gift, talent and music…all the best !!!!

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    Kai Blücher says:

    Mr Jon Lord
    I am one of the many who have followed you and Deep Purple since I saw the band for the first time in KB Hallen, Denmark in 1971. I’ve seen you and Purple approximately 30 times and I’m still with, and look forward to seeing you next year with your blues projects ….

    Everything good luck in the near future, we meet again

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    Paul R says:

    All of your family in the USA wishes you a full and speedy recovery

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    Masse444 says:

    Dear Jon!

    Just want to wish you the very best of luck in fighting this monster, there’s a dragon you must slay!! (to almost quote one of your songs)

    I know you’ll be back, in the meantime I hope all of the messages left here and elsewhere will give you strength and help you pull through! We all love you Jon, welcome back when you’re ready! /M

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    dale says:

    Come on Ian, Pace, Roger and Ritchie…Where is your wishing well comments on the internet to Dr Jon Lord…this is very hurtful and we need you to voice your comments…How about allowing Jon Lord to appear with you guys in London O2 arena later this year…That will mean the world to him and it will be the icing on the cake…Are you listening my Favourite band….I have my ticket and It will mean the world to me and other fans I am sure to see the giant playing for at least a song or two…I hope you are reading this…Get well Dr Lord…Kick the beast and be free and back on the road again..

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    Deepzappa says:

    Please forward this Website http://phoenixtears.ca/ to Mr.Lord if you don’t mind.This is the Cure he seeks…..Enjoy Mr. Lord…Get Well Soon!

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    daviep79 says:

    The Battle rages on! How appropriate. Thoughts & Prayers to you Jon as you battle this demon!!

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    Pedro J. Nunes says:

    I hope Lord cures you, good Lord. I’m praying. You’ve been one of the best musicians I’ve heard in all my life. I’ll be with you everyday.

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    buttocks says:

    All the prayers in the world be with you John Lord in this fight. GOD bless you……..you are so loved throughout this world.

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    Gabriel Gonzalez says:

    Dear Jon,
    Fight it!!!
    God bless you, Maestro.
    Best wishes from Argentina.

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    NWO says:

    Kick the shit out of that rat bastard cancer like you do when you rock on your Hammond.
    Come back to Canada, we miss you!!

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    Victor says:

    The music you have created is my world, too, Jon: Best of luck –

    Love and good vibes to you and your family

    Love, Victor

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    Piet says:

    Get well. I wich you and your family a lot of strenght.

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    Yagodin Vladislav says:

    God bless you.

    I hope all theese minutes of happyness that you bestowed to us will come back to you and help in fighting with this enemy.

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    Rudy Tamasz says:

    Be strong, Jon. We are with you.

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    Marco says:

    Terrible news.
    Get well soon, eminence grise!

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    Leszek says:

    Z nadzieją życzę zwycięstwa, Jon. Pozdrawiam z Polski.

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    Dae-Won Lee says:

    Your music means much to every fan over ther world.
    You should be back and we should be happy with your music.
    Please come back with health and warm smile.
    I pray for your good health and happiness…

    The Lord will bless our Lord…

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    Hristo says:


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    George Fertakis says:

    Best wishes for a full recovery Mr. Lord!

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    shaun says:

    all the best jon my first concert was deep purple at memorial drive south australia 1985 and seeing you literally rocking your hammond and the sounds of thunder coming out are still with me today.noone comes close to you.down under is praying for you.

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    Tony Harris says:

    Hi Jon,

    Just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery

    Get well soon,

    All the best to you and your family.

    Tony Harris,
    Weston-super-Mare, UK

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    Purplemark says:

    I would like to wish in the name of my family all the best to the world greatest keyboard player.
    Mark Horvath from Hungary

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    Robert Daems says:

    Only once I had the opportunity to shake your hand. That was almost 20 years ago on Menorca. I wish you all the best so I can shake your hand once more.


    Robert Daems.

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    RAH says:

    Jon, prayers and wishes for good things to come your way.

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    Garlan says:

    Un abrazo de corazon,que te mejores maestro

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    Simon Smith says:

    Dear Jon,

    We are thinking of you at this difficu;t time wish you a full and speedy recovery from this illness so that you can continue making your wonderful music.

    Simon & Rosie ( fans of both the man and his music)

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    Leandro M Granella says:

    Good Bless you in your fight. All fans of ” The best keyboard player ever ” will pray for you. We hope to listen your music for long years…

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    George Fotis says:

    Was feeling upset about this today. Just about to buy the new Rises Over Japan dvd & it really won’t be the same seeing it now. His organ style sounded the best, much better than all guy’s that played in Rainbow & the guy from Gillan. The only other guy that sounded as good, was the original organ player in Santana Greg . So many times Jon saved the band from a really bad night. In the Come & or High Water he mention this. Also during the Bolin years, still can’t believe it.

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    Borislav Borisov says:


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    Tbilisi says:

    God bless you.

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    Alfred says:

    Querido Jon, desde Catalunya (España). te deseo lo mejor, una muy pronta recuperación. No dejes nunca de luchar. Pensamos en ti y te damos fuerzas para salir de esta situación. Estoy seguro que lo conseguiras. Animo y piensa en toda la gente que esta a tu lado cerca de ti o como yo y muchos otros fans a miles de kilometros, pero contigo, siempre contigo.
    Que Dios te bendiga.

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    CP says:

    The reason I got into Purple in 68 was the Hammond sound on Hush,and I’ve been following Jon’s career a huge chunk of my life ever since.Like everyone here,just a hope for a speedy and full recovery for you,and my best to your family and friends during this struggle.I hope to see you back in action next year.Good luck!

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    traedor 22 says:

    Maestro,toda la fuerza y bendición para su pronta recuperación…

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    Scatty says:

    This is the worst news I’ve heard in a while. Get better soon Jon, until then I will drink a whiskey every single day until you say so.

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    Birgit says:

    Dear Mr. Lord,
    all the best wishes from Germany! You’ll win the fight!!

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    Eugenio says:

    todos esperamos que pronto se recupere. estamos contigo maestro

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    DPDAVE says:

    HI JON,

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    kinho says:

    Ola grande maestro Jon, que DEUS lhe abençoe e te proteja, dezejamos sua recuperaçao em breve… fica com DEUS!

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    Rodrigo Bilbao says:

    Dear Master Lord:

    I will never forget the day I met you in la Paz – Bolivia, the words spoken between us were one of the most marvelous moments of my life, now is time to repeat you that your music has changed my life, get well soon and please keep on creating beautiful whispers in our ears.

    Dear Maestro, all the best for you and your family, hope to see you again some gentle day.

    Thank you very much for being you.


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    Guitar Crasha says:

    Dear Mr Lord,

    we’re shocked about what has happened to you.
    We hope you win the fight against your illness as soon as possible so you can please us with great moments of music history.
    We hope to see you soon again on stage.

    All the best from Germany and

    God bless you!

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    KIDD PURPLE says:

    God Speed King!

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    Scott says:

    I wish you all the best Jon as well as a speedy recovery. Your job is not finished yet. You will beat this.

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    Kerdik says:

    Cavalca il nostro amore, il resto verrà da sé.

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    Jack says:

    Get well soon, Jon. Our thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you.

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    Carl Kottmeier says:

    Damn, I was very sorry to hear about this Jon. I wish you all the very best with your recovery and I hope that you get much better very soon. I will be thinking of you often as you go through this – stay strong my friend!

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    GUILLERMO says:

    All your fans in Buesnos Aires are giving our best energy and light to see you back again soon. Don’t give up the fight!

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    Jeff Summers says:

    Jon, so many fans and friends around the world are wishing you well in this your tougest fight. You’ve touched so many souls with your genius work and emotive, human approach to the delivery of your music. Good luck with your fight Jon and get back to entertaining the world as soon as you can :o)

    lots of love to you and your family.


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    Alan Northwood says:

    I had the pleasure to meet Mr Lord a couple of time on the Whitesnake UK tour in 1982. One of them being as he was off to the restaurant for a pre gig meal. A true gentleman he took time out to chat for several minutes and did not rush me at all when I asked questions. He kindly signed my copy of the then current Saints & Sinners album.

    Like many other comments I hope the cancer has been caught early and wish Jon a speedy recovery


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    Astrid & René says:

    We wish Mr. Lord all the strength to beat the cancer.
    So we all can enjoy his music for many and many years.
    Get well, Great Man

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    Marek Piwowarski says:

    Dear Jon

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    Agro Martin Nunez says:

    My Lord i wish you all the best and get better soon.I hope see you on stage sooner as possible Sao Paulo miss you.

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    Juraj says:

    we all are with you looking forwards for another meeting on the stage.

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    george (jordi in espain) says:

    Mucha fuerza amigo.

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    clive robey says:

    Jon, you and Ritchie were part of my musical upbringing. The chemistry that you both had won’t be repeated. I wish you the speediest of recoveries. I have always dreaded the day when something tragic would happen to a ‘proper’ member of DP. I trust this isn’t it. God speed.

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    Soren says:

    Dear Jon!
    Beat this thing! I know you can!
    All my thoughts and prayers are with you at this moment.
    I wish you and your family all the best, and all Gods
    strength, in this fight. Win it!
    And, looking forward to see you on a stage again, soon!
    All the best!

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    Kenth Andersson says:

    Maestro Lord, you will win the fight against the cancer.
    Sweden Pray for you.

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    Pete Stimpson says:

    Thinking of you Jon ,, Deep Purple was the first band I ever saw , at De Montfort hall Leicester ,, way back in 1970,,,, been a part of my life ever since … Get Well Soon Jon !!

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    josh says:

    Mr. Lord, I hope you will get well soon.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    God bless you.

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    David says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery….your keyboard playing and compositions have moved and inspired me for 40 years….I am forever grateful. Get well!

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    Craig J Storey says:

    Dearest Jon

    I have just read the message about you fighting this awful disease. I do hope that you beat this, and I am sure you can.

    All my best wishes to you and your family.

    Take care


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    Steve B says:

    All the best Jon. It’s about time one of the founder members in Deep Purple were honoured, isn’t it time for us to nominate Jon?! Where do we apply? Take care and wishing you a full and speedy recovery

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    Nahuel says:

    Desde Argentina, un enfermo de Purple desde hace 25 años te desea lo mejor…. la puta madre….

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    mike o'd says:

    Hang in there Jon My thoughts and Prayers are with you. God Bless

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    Kurt ( Austia ) says:

    Mister Lord!

    I know you have the spiritual power to fight against to get better soon! We need you and your music!

    God bless you, and I will pray for your health!

    Best wishes from my side and all you fans here in Austria

    Kurt Reisinger

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    Erik Purple69 says:

    Dear Jon, i am with you in thoughts and prayers. I have been with you since 1981 when i first heard your mighty B3. With the strength of that sound you will win your fight,

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    Allen Thibodaux says:

    I’ve been a strong follower of your music since the 60’s it brings great joy and fulfillment in casual are serious listening and most of of all in person. I think your a master at your craft, and I think you’ll be a master at beating this illness . God Bless you and your family and for a safe and speedy recovery. We would love to hear some more wonderful music from you. Thanks again

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    TimS says:

    It hit the national news today here in the states, shocked. Such a great man, all the love and prayers from millions of us has to do some good for a speedy recovery.

    Best wishes Jon

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    Reno says:

    Get well Jon , Reno from USA .

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    Rover says:

    Wishing mr. Lord the speediest and fullest recovery possible – and hoping to see him play again in these parts.

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    stefan wehlt says:

    hey jon.

    all your friends and fans worldwide wishing you the best. you are stronger then fucking cancer. never surrender. greetings from saxony dresden.


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    Bing says:

    kämpfe jon,Du schaffst das!!!

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    pascal says:

    God Bless You, Jon…

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    Mario V. says:

    Get well soon, your music is a great part of my life for several decades.
    We wish you all the strength to beat the cancer.

    All the best wishes to you and your family from Belgium.

    Mario & Cathy
    Melisssa & Randy

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    S. Degiorgio says:

    Dear Mr Lord,
    I’ve been a fan of Deep Purple since the early 70s, and grown up with your music through ‘thick and thin’ in my life. When the going was rough, and desperate, your music was always there to give out a boost to a flat morale; a source for quietening down a negative situation, a means to appease a troubled mind and tone down the colour of dark days.
    You’ve given us much, and now, in your moment of need, it’s our turn to give you back something – not just pretty words and sympathy, but prayers to God to see you through this difficult moment. We’ll stand by you in prayer, and trust in Almighty God in your speedy recovery, first and foremost to enjoy your loving family; your fans come next.
    With best wishes from the Island of Malta (Europe).

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    Mike Nagoda says:

    Dear Mr. Lord,

    Let me just say that you’ve been incredible influence on me as a musician and a keyboardist. I had no idea you could play keys in a rock band until I heard Lazy! You’ve changed my life!!!! I’m praying for you that you’ll recover and beat this! Prayers and best wishes for you from Canada!


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    Pascal says:

    Courage et reviens vite

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    Keith says:

    We are all with the Speed King of the Highway Star. Get well Jon.

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    Joao Fernandes says:

    Jon Lord > Cancer ! Jon will prevail !

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    Birgitte Rauer says:

    Been admiring you since I was 15, 27 years of pure pleasure! Savored every solo over and over again!!You are my favorite musician. Love Deep Purple, love your later works. You’ve been my inspiration, helped me through tough times, energized me when needed. Lots of my paintings have come to be while listening to you!!! Let me return the favor and send you my energy and prayers! Recover soon! Love from the USA!

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    Suresh says:

    On behalf of thousands of Indian fans : Jon, beat this ..well, that thing…Our Heroe’s surely stronger…We’ll all pray for you, God bless you Jon…We love You…

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    Matt says:

    I’ll see you on tour next year Mr. Lord. Looking forward to many more great moments.

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    Dainese Maryse says:

    From FRANCE


    We love you JOHN !

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    Fabio says:

    I am with you as your music have always been with me for the last 35 years, Mr Lord.

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    fernando says:

    Dear Jon, I read every message and my tears will not let me write what I feel ….. from across the world, Viña del Mar Chile.

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    Aliah says:

    All my best wishes for a fast and complete recovery. Jon, we all want you back on the road as soon as possible. You know we have really loved your music in so many years, but we still want a lot! God bless You.

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    KlausVonScribe says:

    Get well, Jon! You still haven’t brought this new project to Boston!

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    Jim 7 says:

    Dear Mr Lord,
    please accept my best wishes for soon recoverage.
    Our hopes and thoughts are with you.

    Kind regards,
    from a die hard fan from Greece,

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    moreno says:

    DIO aiuta sempre le persone buone e di cuore sono sicuro che aiutera’anche te ti rivedremo presto su un palco per offrirci ancora la tua bellissima musica DIO sia con te

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    Nastya says:

    Let the God be with you, Mr. Lord! Me and all Russia will pray for you! Hope everything goes well

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    Carlos says:

    Simplemente lo mejor para ti Jon,desde la Argentina,todos tus fans estaremos a tu lado por siempre,GOD BLESS YOU JON FOR EVER

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    SERGIO says:


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    Radio says:

    Best wishes Jon. I echo many of the sentiments said above. You’ve given music fans so much pleasure over the years. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    Daniel says:

    Jon ,as a DP fan hope you the best in this very hard moment . be strong…

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    Sea_Burn says:

    God bless you Mr Lord !!!

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    Wolfgang says:

    May God give you the strength for winning the fight!! I pray for YOU!! You are wonderful!!

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    Mark says:

    God Bless you.

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    Jim says:

    Have courage and be strong Jon! You can beat this! I will pray for you and your family! You are an amazing man and I hope you get better and all ends well!! Best wishes to you and kind regards always! Cheers my friend!!!

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    Humberto Luís Mendes says:

    Querido Jon, Deus o abençõe sempre e que tudo corra bem nesta sua luta. De fato, é uma luta. Meu pai começou a batalha dele há pouco tempo, então sei que o caminho é duro. Mas com fé, com perseverança e muita música, você vai vencer.
    Conte conosco, seus fãs que tanto te amam.
    Humberto Mendes – Brasil

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    Pash says:

    Good luck Jon

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    Billy says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a full and speedy recovery. I have been a fan since ’71, and so are my children. Your music continues to entertain and inspire all of us. We wish you and your family all the best. God Bless.

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    Liam says:

    get well soon Jon

    from liam 🙂

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    Luka says:

    get well soon mate and god bless ya!

    from Luka

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    Priago says:

    I would give you just a little part of strength you gave me these years.
    Be strong.
    God bless ya!

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    Paul Johnston says:

    Best wishes Jon


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    Jörg Gorisek says:

    Der Meister wird den Kampf bestehen, wir sind bei dir. Die Fans aus Deutschland!

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    Charly ARG says:

    Fuerza Jon y pronta recuperación, abrazos desde Argentina !!!

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    byron says:

    Jon,..”the sun will shine again”
    get well,I hope to see you soon playin the concerto in paris
    best wishes

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    FABIO says:

    desde Argentina fuerza maestro!!!!! todos estamos pendientes de tu salud y hacemos fuerza para que mejores!!!

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    Jurgen Krace says:

    Mr. Lord, you are my favorite musician. I hope to see you soon back on stage.
    best regards

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    karin and patrick says:

    Dear Jon, we wish you all the best and hope to see you soon in a concert. Greetings from Luxembourg.

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    Jimmy Golt says:

    Best of luck. First saw Purple in 1974, hooked ever since.

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    Vasilis Greece says:

    Get Well Very Soon Jon. All my prayers are with you. See You Again

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    donovan t beetso says:

    Get well soon!! Bless a thousand times and thousand times more

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    Lietuvis says:

    Get well soon!

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    Chito Refuerzo says:

    God bless you Jon. May you have a quick recovery.

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    Dave says:

    Dear Jon, sorry to hear about your disease. Hope you defeat it.

    Your biggest fan,


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    Tomi.Berashon says:

    Terrible news. But you have always been huge influence for everyone. Stand tall and fight it like a true hero. Your music means too much for me! May you have a quick recovery

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    Radek says:

    Hey Jon !!
    Czekamy na Ciebie w Polsce !!! Do zobaczenia. Wszystko będzie dobrze !!!

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    Rob5ft19in says:


    As a life-long Purple fan and subsequent follower of your musical solo career, may I wish you the speediest of recoveries. My heart sank when I read the news. Your music helped me through a very dark, personal time when I lost a dear friend to cancer.

    Sending you all of the love, support and admiration that I possibly can…

    Rock on.


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    Props says:

    I am so sorry to hear that you are not well, I know that you will be O.K. All my love and best wishes. Props.

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    Almir says:

    Rock on man, rock on…

    I wish U well


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    MrPtheDPfan says:

    The day I saw you do “Hush” on “American Band Stand” was the day I fell in love with rock and roll music . May you rock on for many years to come . Love and prayers .

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    Ivan says:

    Dear Jon,
    Wishing you all the best and get better soon!

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    Reinhard from Austria says:

    As tears go bye……14 years ago I had cancer and my true love to a “god” and music from purple, cream, stones, kinks, who, Led Zepp made me healthy again. So tomorrow I will go to my church in st.florian / austria, where big composer Anton Bruckner played the giant organ many many years ago, and I will pray for you Jon, and my heart will be with you……Love and peace and keep on rocking for a better world…..

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    Brent says:

    Hi John

    I saw you in Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia in 1980 and in the State Theatre in Adelaide in 2010. What a career…many more years to come.

    Best wishes, get well….


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    Claudio Crippa says:

    Dear Mr Lord

    I wish you enormous energy for your fight and I believe, that you’re back soon. Than, legends never die. The mountain (maybe the Matterhorn) will spend you all the necessary power.

    God bless you and all the best wishes

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    Bert Monster says:

    Hi Jon,

    I’v just seen your performance with Rick Wakeman on Youtube; FANTASTIC ! You cannot see your are still over 70 years;I admire you since the beginning of Deep Purple; I sent this performance to all my friends and i hope you will recover soon from that awfull desease; The music will put you through it, i hope and of course your family and friends!!

    keep up !!

    kind regards,

    Bert Monster
    The Netherlands

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    Lukas S. says:

    God bless You.You are the greatest.

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    Joe says:

    I pray that these sad news turn to good ones. And I do believe that. Fingers crossed and God bless you, Jon.

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    Paul says:

    Jon, treat the cancer like your Hammond and become its master.

    Forever indebted to you for the music and enjoyment you brought to my life. My prayers are with you along with the thousands of other music fans world wide.

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    Panos says:

    I grew up listening you. I look forward for your return. God be with you

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    Irish Fans says:

    Be strong and get well soon Jon !

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    Eric says:

    Best wishes, Jon! Hoping for a speedy recovery!

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    Adrian Bennett says:

    Terrible news. Only met Jon once (at a signing), but I feel this news almost personally.

    I’m a huge admirer of you Jon, both as a keyboard player and as a musician. I play keys because of you – you were the member of Purple that I was most drawn to (maybe because I’d had classical (guitar) training myself. You gave me my love for that hulking great beast that people call a Hammond, but I’ve loved your ‘classical’ recordings too. “Sarabande” is still a favourite of mine.

    I can only wish you well in these moments of trial, and look forward to seeing you on a stage again one day, or hearing a new recording. I’m sure your immense dignity will see you thru.

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    Jan "solo" de Vries says:

    Dear Jon Lord

    Let me just say that you’ve been influenced me as a musician and a guitar player . From in Rock untill the last album including your solo albums. If I could afford to buy and play Hammond organ back in 1972, I would had been playing keys instead of frets. but Playing guitar along side an rockin hammond Organ is great too!! You’ve changed my life through your music!!!!

    I’m praying for you that you’ll recover from this sickness!

    Prayers and best wishes for you from Fryslan (Holland)

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    Bob Ketchum says:

    Jon- I just heard this news and it saddens me deeply. Our prayers go out to you for a recovery. Cancer is an insidious disease and you would think that after all the time and $$$ we’ve thrown at it that we could beat this terrible blight on mankind. Your musical endeavors through the years have been one of my great joys. As a lifetime fan of DP from the Tetragrammation albums up to today, you and “the boys” have brought countless hours of musical pleasure to me and many of my friends. In the 70’s I was your champion as I followed my career in radio broadcasting. I wore out complete albums back in the day! I hope and pray you will beat this and continue to make a difference in people’s lives in the future.

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    sergio says:

    He is my teacher from the early 70’s.I will pray for him!

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    Kenny says:

    Hey, mate;

    We’re right behind you on this.
    Thinking of you.

    Kenny. Glasgow, Scotland

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    Hans Peter Kleemann says:

    I’ll praying for you mr. Lord – God bless you

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    Evil says:

    Hi Jon. may you have a speedy recovery. We look forward to hearing your new work.

    Thank you for the music that you gifted to us over the years, and we hope that there is a lot more to come in the future. We are thinking of you.

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    Mike (jon lord) Bell says:

    You are the greatist heavy rock Hammond keyboard player that ever lived! I started playing on a Vox Jaguar Organ with a Leslie 2200 speaker in 1979 thanks to you! (after I heard Made in Japan! ) And I truly believe you will ALWAYS be the greatist heavy rock Hammond keyboard player that ever lived! Mike!

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    Frits van antwerpen says:

    Keep on fighting Jon !
    God bless You…….

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    Gary Harvey says:

    I have known you for many years now Jon, you are the nicest man in the world of rock, I remember all the good times we all had at the oakley in its heyday and you were always such a gentleman to me, my heart goes out to you and Vicky,and as you used to say to me, God Bless You My Son.,… Get Well Soon.

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    jake says:


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    john cahill says:

    I have never met you Jon,seen you in concert, with the rest of Deep
    Purple, i just popped into the site to see if you were touring anywhere
    then i read this, i can only hope you make a speedy recovery, wish
    you and your family all the best for the future, hope to see you and
    listen to your great music soon.


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    Mark from Maidstone says:

    You have been my favorite keyboard player for 40 years now and so sad to hear this unfortunate news i do hope you can beat this cancer for good. You have made so many people’s life happy with your incomparable ability to play the hammond organ. God bless you Jon and hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    Steve Evans says:

    Jon, I am very sorry to hear this, I met you a very long time ago and you were a decent, gifted artist. I am sure you will fight this and make a recovery, god willing.

    Best wishes, Steve Evans(Rod’s brother)

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    bennie says:

    god be with jou

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    Joseph Abela says:

    We are all paying for your speed recovery so as you will make a come back once again to continue with your beloved music, you truly are the Lord of the keyboards.

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    jeff gerstner says:

    Jon, get well soon….I am praying for a speedy recovery. You were one of the biggest pieces in one of the biggest band in history! God Bless!

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    Alan Savage says:

    Jon, Get well soon, I’ve been lucky enough to see you a few times in Whitesnak and once with PAL. An amazing man, so much energy. You are A Soldier of Fortune

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    dero says:

    Jon, your musicianship is superb. Your input to DP is brilliant . All the best for a speedy recovery.

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    Leanne says:

    Sorry to hear this Jon, hope you are doing well. Had a blast at your Melbourne concert in ’99 I think it was. God bless you and your family XX

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    Gino from Ronse Belgium says:

    We wish you all the best ! God Bless You ….

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    Andy says:

    Your’s music is the best medicine. I hope, everything will be allright. God bless You , Jon…

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    Mikey T says:

    Jon – God bless you and yours. Keep fighting and keep writing big fella!

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    charles savarese says:

    Dearest Jon,
    You are adored, revered, and admired by your legions of fans worldwide. We plead with The Almighty to spare you, so you can continue making your invaluable contribution to the world’s music. Please follow doctor’s orders to the letter, and above all, PLEASE don’t ever smoke again. I eagerly await the news of your recovery. May The Good Lord Bless Jon Lord.

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    Neil Slaven says:

    My memories of you go back to the photo session for Art Gallery – I held up one of the pieces of scenery for the back cover shot. Then the studio days and Zena’s Twigs (as Keef called them). I particularly recall the night you got stopped for driving the wrong way up a one-way street and talked yourself out of a ticket. That night you told me you were recruiting Glenn for Purple, knowing I wanted to make a solo album with him. And the Butterfly Ball at the Albert Hall. Then the ’75 Tommy Bolin tour. Ah, well. we had some good chats on that tour. I’ve always regarded you as a true gentleman. I hope very much you see off this impertinent disease and return to what you do best. Making music.

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    Scott W. says:

    More bad news. Just saw on the net that Tony Iommi has cancer as well! Lymphoma.

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    Swami says:

    Dear Jon,

    I am sorry to hear this. I am an ardent DP fan and will pray for your speedy recovery.

    Love and best wishes


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    Philip Veerman says:

    Wow, so many messages of appreciation. All so well deserved, to a man who contributed so much to a exciting and fun form of music and to the development and finesse of Deep Purple from the beginning, who retired from DP with dignity. Good luck in this phase of life.

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    Juan Camacho says:

    Dear Jon:Some months ago I knew about your fight against this awful disease and what can I say?-it saddened me deeply.Me and lots
    of other friends and fans of Deep Purple here in Cuba are praying right now for your recovery.You just can’t imagine how many people
    are talking about it these days.Since the first time I could hear your
    organ solo on “Hush”,just on a very far remote day of 1968,whenI was
    only a 14 year old kid,I became one of your loyal fans for ever.Then I
    tried to follow you with Purple,PAL,Whitesnake and all your solo LPs.
    Your music changed my life.Be strong Jon!.All the best forces may be with you everytime!.God bless you.Juan Camacho,La Habana,CUBA

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    Jákup Bærentsen says:

    Best wishes, wonderful musicmaker.

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    DORIS says:

    Gerson Institute / Cancer Curing Society




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    john oetomo says:

    I wish ya well soon

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    Ion Ciceala says:

    Dear Jon,
    Here is my pray and wish to you, and the place where you HAVE all the strength you need these days: one of your many wonderful creations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9c3vWosL1Y (wait a while)
    I am writing to you from Romania to let you know that we, the ones who find themselves so intensely in your blessed music, want you to fight the damn’ thing, to win and to STAY WITH US for many, many years to come.
    God bless you!

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    Robert Alva says:

    I think Ion (msg # 309) said it best. Wishing you the very best from San Antonio, Texas – USA.
    After you heal and tour through this part of the planet, we will see you then!
    GOD Bless,
    The Alva Family

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    argie says:


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    Roy Munro says:

    Dear Jon,(it just struck me that this really is a “Dear Jon” letter) I too am fighting Cancer, and it seems I am losing the Battle. My Doctor gives me about six Months.so while I am still able to type, I want You to know that You have always been a HUGE influence on my life!(Yes, I own and Play a Hammond)I have also decided to forgo the usual rituals, and donate my Body to the Medical School,here in Nova Scotia,Canada! I hope that by doing this,perhaps it might help in a small way, to find a cure for this dreadful disease! I will be looking down on You from “Above” and cheering for You all the way!

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    Kim Greisen says:

    Hi Jon,

    I hope you are well and will recover soon. The world would not be the same without you 🙂 You have given me a lot through the years so now I will send good thoughts back to you.


    Kind regards

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    Scott W. says:

    @312 Hi Roy, I hope for a remission in your disease! Bless you and Jon both. Hang in there!

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    Rus Melanson says:

    Hello Jon. I was just finishing high school where I had played lead French Horn in the concert band. Symphony for Group and Orchestra was a natural choice for me ( I was impressed with how you scored the horns!!! ), and thus my love of Deep Purple, and in particular your musical creativity, was taken to a higher level. I truly hope you win your battle with cancer, Jon. That would indeed be music to my ears.
    As a footnote, I fulfilled a lifelong dream to see DP live a couple weeks ago in Moncton, NB, Canada, but even with Roger and the two Ians, it’s a pale copy of the original band with you and Ritchie.

    Warmest regards,

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    michael shiflett says:

    i have loved your sublime musicianship my whole life. it saddens me that you are having to deal with this illness, but i will send a lot of prayers for your complete recovery. nam myoho renge kyo!

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    Dimitrios says:

    Jon I wish you all the best, I been a fan over 35 years,I love you man God well be with you all the time to win your battle with cancer, hang in there brother PEACE……

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    Dave Wasser says:

    Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, Jon. Positive thoughts coming your way.

    With gratitude for the many years I have enjoyed your music,

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    Afonso Key says:

    We’ll be together in this struggle, strength … for we will be winners!

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    Josh says:

    You are the reason I play the keyboard! Keeping your health in my prayers!

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    Alex Nismachin says:

    Dear Jon
    I am a guitar player since i was 7 years old, Now I am 39. In 1999 I was In a DP show In Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. This day changes my life . I did not know DP very well In this date and went To see the DP guitar player, but that night you stolen All my attention and I was In state of grace seeing you playing your Hammond B3…. Since that day I decided To Play keyboard… You were my influency. I will Play for the almight God cures you. There us a God over us that takes care of every thing and cares about you.
    God bless You Lord my inspiration .

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    Ahmet Göze says:

    Dear Legendary Mr. Lord

    Get well soon.I know you will.

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