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Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson battles cancer again

CANCER BATTLE: Paul 'Trouble' Anderson is determined to continue to spread good vibes despite his diagnosis

FRIENDS OF the DJ legend Paul “Trouble” Anderson have appealed to his fans across the world to donate as he struggles with his latest battle with cancer.

Anderson was first diagnosed with cancer in his left lung in 2011, and after a major operation, has been in remission for the past six years, but sadly not pain free. This summer, after a period of feeling unwell, cancerous tumours were discovered in his brain and right lung.

In the last two weeks Anderson has undergone an emergency operation to remove some of the tumours and reduce swelling and pressure to the brain, to be followed by a course of radiotherapy. He now needs to seek ongoing treatment with a specialist neuro-oncology team, as well as to ensure expert aftercare, physio and rehabilitation outside of the NHS.

A group of Anderson's music industry friends are aiming to raise as much as possible in order to fund his healthcare and are appealing for the help of his worldwide fanbase.

While Anderson may not be able to appear at most, if not all, of his scheduled performances, he is determined to try and pre-record his regular Saturday show on Mi-Soul Radio.

In a statement, the organiser’s behind the fundraiser said: “It will take months until Paul is able to return to his previous form, but it is his full intention and our greatest wish that he gets back to doing what he loves doing best. With the support of his family, friends and community we can do this. It’s our chance to give something back to this very special man who has given us so much.

“Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson’s contribution to UK dance music is immeasurable and his influence on generations who have come after him.”

Anderson’s career started in the 1970s with the Reggae Sound-System “Trouble-Funk” – where he got his nickname. In 1979, as a resident at Crackers with George Power, he became the first black DJ to play in Soho.

One of Kiss FM’s original DJs, his Advance Dance mix show ran on KISS 100 FM every Saturday night for 10 years. He currently hosts his TroubleTime mix show on Mi-soul DAB radio and on Saturdays 7pm - 9pm.

His incredibly accurate technical skills, perfect clean mixing, and all-action DJ style, have inspired many of the UK and Europe’s DJs such as Carl Cox, Norman Jay, DJ EZ, Terry Farley.

For more information on the fundraiser, click here.

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