Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber will take a break from working on the sequel to Phantom of the Opera to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Sir Andrew’s rep told the BBC that they caught the cancer in its early stages. His rep added that he will be back to work by the end of the year.
Next year will be a busy year for Sir Andrew. He will be the head judge on a reality show searching for the next Dorothy and Toto to star in a revival of The Wizard of Oz in the West End. And the sequel to Phantom called Love Never Dies is expected to open in London this February.
I’m sure it won’t be long before Sir Andrew is back to composing songs for me to sing around my apartment while cleaning on a Sunday afternoon. My version of “Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat” (accompanied by my dog’s cries for mercy and the vacuum cleaner) boggles minds…and busts ear drums.