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Yes Legend Chris Squire Fighting Cancer

05/20/2015
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Prog rock legends Yes revealed on Tuesday that founding member Chris Squire has been diagnosed with cancer and will be replaced by former member Billy Sherwood on their summer tour.

Squire will be sitting out the North American tour with Toto in order to undergo treatment for Acute Erythroid Leukemia, which the band says is an "uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia".

Chris released this message for fans: "This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me. But the other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years."

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