Karl Tremblay started the biggest fight of his life. The singer of the popular Les Cowboys Fringants announced, Tuesday, that he has been suffering from prostate cancer since January 2020. “Nobody knows the future. The only thing we know is that we will leave one day. Meanwhile, he said in a video shared on social networks, “Meanwhile, We are alive.”
Through a press release, Cowboys Fringants’ record label, La Tribu, announced the news publicly on Tuesday morning. She stated that the 45-year-old had been suffering from cancer and that the band’s schedule may undergo changes in the coming months, depending on the singer’s physical condition.
Carl Tremblay explained in his video that he is ready to spread this news to the public and fans, as he started chemotherapy. “And in the next few weeks, I will lose my hair and beard. Of course, it is still hair and beard. This is not the end of the world. It is part of the treatment.”
He added that he hoped he could continue to party “if my health permits, if my voice permits.” “Maybe I will have less hair on the stage. But the heart and desire to make you spend wonderful evenings with my fellow cowboys and fellow cowboys for the past twenty-five years will always be there.”
Cowboys Fringants’ tour schedule is very busy for the next few weeks. There are about thirty dates by the end of the year. In the next few days, the group should participate in several festivals, in particular in Sorel (July 22), Roberval (July 30), Rimouski (August 4) and Levis (August 7). He is also scheduled to visit Europe in September.
So with his head held high, Karl Tremblay intends to lead his fight against cancer. “I am now part of this family of people who have to fight every day against this disease that is unfortunately evident in the world we live in today.”
The singer, who is a father of two daughters he had with multiple Cowboys player Marie Annick Lippin, said he hopes the public will continue to respect his need for privacy, “to live it our way”.
surgery in 2020
In early January 2020, Les Cowboys Fringants announced that they would postpone concerts scheduled for January, February and March of that year. The group had indicated that Karl Tremblay suffers from two hernias and that he must undergo surgery. We can assume that it was during this episode that the singer learned the terrible news that he had cancer.
Carl Tremblay sang in 2008 to the very touching song “Sometimes the doc will come / give me my results / and I’ll see if I have a chance to recover” attention. The singer sure had no idea those words would be an obsession twelve years later.
- Listen to the cultural record with Anaïs Guertin-Lacroix at the microphone of Vincent Dessureault on QUB Radio:
“All my love my friend. The whole family here sends you courage and positive energy. The dignity you show moves us and inspires us. Our hearts are to you and our great cowboy family. We love you Carl, we’re thinking of you.”
– Vincent Valeris
“Good luck Carl, sending you lots of love. And know that you can be so beautiful without hair.”
– Martin Matty
“A big dose of love, strength and courage towards you and your family, Carl!”
Justin Laberge Vogue (Alpha Rococo)
“We’re thinking of you, brother xxx”
– Emile Bellodo
“All my good feelings of courage and serenity! xx »
– Jean Thomas Jobin
Lots of love and positive thoughts from our entire family. ❤️ »
– Pierre Hibbert
” Full of love. I love you xxxxxxx »
– Mara Tremblay
“From dashing cowboy to dashing warrior!” Courage my dear, you are strong! »
“Karl, I love you. All the time. Good luck.”
Dumblebo (Former Cowboys Drummer)
“Full of energy for you, Carl.”
“Good luck cowboys! »
– Fabian Cloutier