Curtis Salgado Medical Fund Established

Courtesy Alligator Records

Blues singer and harmonica ace Curtis Salgado will undergo surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his left lung on July 18, 2012. The surgery will involve a piece of Salgado’s lung being removed and will take place in Portland, Oregon. He had previously undergone a similar procedure in 2007.

Curtis Salgado will remain in the hospital for a number of days after his surgery, and will be required to take time off from performing and recording to recuperate. his doctors do, however, expect him to make a full recovery. He had previously underwent successful liver transplant surgery in 2006, along with having the aforementioned mass removed from his lung in 2007.

In a statement to fans, the 58-year-old Curtis Salgado said “I am extremely grateful for the overwhelming support of my family, friends and fans and the courageous people that have faced this fight before me. I also want to thank the promoters and venues for their understanding regarding my medical situation. We will do our best to reschedule all of our performances affected by my surgery.”

Fans who would like to help Curtis financially in his cancer fight are encouraged to purchase merchandise from his website CurtisSalgado.com. A fund has also been established to help cover medical costs. Those fans who are willing and able are asked to make a secure online donation At This Website. You can also mail your donation to:

Curtis Salgado Fund
c/o Odaglas LLC Donation Account
US Bancorp
2550 NW 188th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124

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