Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Pop / Rock 17/09/2002

Roxette star has brain tumour

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Roxette Fans Website) - Marie Fredriksson, singer with Swedish pop act Roxette, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The 44-year-old, who fainted in her Stockholm home last week, is now in hospital.
Her record label EMI Sweden said medical tests showed the singer had a small tumour in the back of her head but that more tests were needed to determine proper treatment.

Roxette, a duo composed of Ms Fredriksson and guitarist and singer Per Gessle, were due to launch a new single, A Thing About You, in three weeks' time.
They also had plans for a European tour, due to start in late October.

The duo are one of the most successful musical exports Sweden has produced - and the most successful ever in the US singles charts.
Their first UK hit, The Look, hit number seven in the UK singles charts in 1989.

Since then they have had four more top 10 hits in the UK, including It Must Have Been Love (from the "Pretty Woman" soundtrack), Joyride, Almost Unreal and Look..

Frederiksson had also enjoyed success under her own name, hitting the Swedish charts in 1999 with a duet, Wonderful World, with Abba's Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Roxette had planned to launch the duo's new single, "A Thing About You," on Oct. 14 and start a European tour later the same month, said Johan Olsson of their record label, EMI Sweden. It was unclear how her illness would affect those plans.

In November the duo joined US singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and Swedish royal dignitaries at the party for Lopez's European tour.






Most read news of the week
Chuck D Speaks on Elvis' Legacy
Timeline: Top of the Pops (TOTP)
No Doubt, Garbage, & The Distillers Add Dates & Good Charlotte
The Cult's Ian Astbury Channels Jim Morrison's Spirit At Doors' Harley Show
Justin Timberlake, Pharell Williams, & Alien Ant Farm Among Jay-Z's Guests At Sprite Show
2002 ARIA Nominees
Artists Pages!
The Hives, Bjork, N.E.R.D, & Flaming Lips Among Shortlist's Final 10
Metallica's James Hetfield Races To 39




© 2001-2020
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.3152781 secs // 4 () queries in 0.006497859954834 secs


Support Top40-Charts.com (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how