Broadway icon Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed on Saturday that his eldest son was seriously ill with stomach cancer.
In a press release, the famous composer and English theater impresario said he was “absolutely devastated” by the state of health of his son Nick.
“As my friends and family know, he has been battling gastric cancer for 18 months and Nick is now in hospital,” he said.
Webber said that due to his son’s hospitalization, he was unable to attend the final previews of his new Broadway musical, “Bad Cinderella,” and may not be able to attend his opening night this Thursday.
“We’re all praying that Nick turns the corner. He fights bravely with his indomitable humor, but right now my place is with him and his family,” Webber said.
Best known for his Broadway shows like “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” Webber is an EGOT recipient, “having received an Emmy, four Grammys, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards,” according to his site. Internet.
Webber was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 for his contributions to theatre.
Her new musical, “Bad Cinderella,” is an updated take on Cinderella where the princess is a maverick who rebels against traditional standards of beauty and behavior.
The show stars Linedy Genao in the lead role, making her the first Latina to star in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.