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Dan Fogelberg fighting advanced cancer

Singer, 53, is undergoing experimental treatment
/ Source: The Associated Press

Dan Fogelberg, known for hits such as “Leader of the Band,” “Run for the Roses” and “Same Old Lang Syne,” is undergoing experimental treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

Fogelberg, 53, was diagnosed with the cancer two months ago during a checkup to prepare for a tour of the East Coast and Florida. The Peoria native has canceled the 16-city solo acoustic tour while he fights the illness.

His mother, Margaret Fogelberg, said the cancer has spread to his bones and that he is being treated at Harvard Medical School. “We’re all very hopeful,” she said in Thursday’s editions of the (Peoria) Journal Star. “But we’re also a bit leery.”

“Dan is confident he will be able to fight this illness,” says a statement on Fogelberg’s Web site. “He apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation of the concerts may cause his fans.”

The singer lives in Colorado with his wife, Jean.