Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has revealed that he will need surgery on his face to have an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) removed. Adams recently underwent tests for nasal cancer, and on Tuesday he revealed that there is a different type of tumour.
Adams, 48, said he and his wife had suffered a “small cut” on his face in January. “My wife Patricia and I have been left with no choice but to undergo a second surgery,” he said in a statement on Facebook. “It is a very painful disease that will require an extensive portion of my face to be operated on.” Adams said he has “no words to describe the pain” he and his wife are experiencing, and thanked his fans for their “well wishes and support.”
The AVM is an abnormal bulge of blood vessels, and has also caused problems for actress Selma Blair. She was diagnosed with AVM in 2014 after receiving a small cut on her lip, which caused her to lose her hearing for two months. AVMs usually start out with a small sacular or a cerebral vein within the skull, and can cause pain or bleeding.
Adams has been the frontman of The Bryan Adams Band for more than two decades, and has had eight top 40 hits, including “Summer of ’69,” “What’s New Pussycat?” and “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding.”