With Ali Campbell at the helm and hits like Red Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling In Love driving them, it’s no wonder UB40 became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. But unfortunate news today that the former leader of such a popular band has been diagnosed with a potentially debilitating virus.
Epstein-Barr is an energy-sapping disease that caused Campbell to collapse while recording a new solo album. Taken to the hospital and diagnosed, Campbell has been ordered to take at least 8 weeks off his busy schedule of recording and touring.
There is good news to round out this story. According to doctors, Campbell should be able to make a full, if slow, recovery.
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