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WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The favored Hawaii entertainer Willie Ok has put his efficiency schedule on maintain after being identified with a type of lung most cancers.Willie Ok’s manufacturing firm, Maui Tribe Productions, stated in a press release that the Maui-based musician was identified earlier this yr with restricted stage small cell carcinoma, which was localized to his higher proper lung.He has begun the primary of 4 rounds of chemotherapy, which can proceed for a 12-week interval. His administration stated he and his household will restrict performances to permit him to deal with therapeutic and restoration.“This has been a whirlwind experience, but with the love and support of family and friends, I’m optimistic that we will beat this, and be back on stage in no time,” stated Willie Ok, in a press release. “I also want to thank my doctor, and her team for their swift, expert action in treating me – we are lucky to have such caring health care professionals in Hawaii, and their compassion has been a key component in this process.”The 57 year-old, born William Kahaialii, has gained a number of Na Hoku Hanohano awards and had been nominated for a Grammy. He is recognized for performing a number of kinds of music, starting from Hawaiian to rock to blues to opera. He additionally has carried out alongside music trade giants together with Prince, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson and Santana.Willie not too long ago started common appearances on the Blue Notice in Waikiki. Cha Thompson, a detailed buddy and booker for the Blue Notice, stated Amy Hanaialii will fill in at his subsequent scheduled performances on February 20 and March 20. Thompson additionally stated she is within the means of planning a fundraising live performance on Oahu to assist with the anticipated medical prices.Maui Tribe Productions stated different fundraisers shall be held on his behalf across the state to compensate for the misplaced earnings and medical care bills. “They remain hopeful that the treatment plan will succeed and he will resume his schedule of performances by early summer,” the manufacturing firm assertion stated.Copyright 2018 Hawaii Information Now. All rights reserved.

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