UB40 lead singer Duncan Campbell has announced that he’s leaving the band and retiring from music following a seizure last week. Campbell’s latest health struggle comes after he suffered a stroke last summer.
In a new statement, Campbell confirmed he was to step down from recording and touring duties with UB40 and retire from music. “Unfortunately, due to continued ill health, I have reluctantly decided to retire from the band so as to focus on my recovery”, he wrote.
“I am very grateful, and would like to express my sincere thanks to the fans for all their support during this time and indeed throughout my time with UB40. The band have my full support going forward and, of course, my very best wishes for the future with their new singer.”