DEEP PURPLE'S STEVE MORSE ANNOUNCED THAT HE LEFT THE BAND TEMPORARILY!
Steve Morse, who has been the guitarist of Deep Purple since 1994, announced that he left the band for a while due to his wife's cancer diagnosis. Statement from Steve Morse:
"Hello, everybody. I've just done a few gigs with the band, after years (!?) of not playing live. It's a bittersweet, wonderful time to get together. However, my dear wife Janine is currently battling cancer. At this point, there are so many possible complications and unknowns, that whatever time we have left in our lives, I simply must be there with her. I am not leaving the band - I hope that after she gets a clean bill of health, I can re-join the tour..."
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