Cancer Straight Talk: The Day I Couldn't Sing: Rock Star Andrew McMahon on Surviving the Identity Crisis of Cancer


In 2005, Andrew McMahon was on top of the world: His rock band Something Corporate had three albums under its belt, and Andrew was busy recording the debut soon-to-be smash album under his new solo moniker, Jack’s Mannequin. Then, suddenly, he couldn’t sing. At just 22, Andrew was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes talks with Andrew and his wife, Kelly, about their struggle to save not just Andrew’s life but also their marriage, sense of purpose, and identities beyond the patient and caregiver roles they had gotten so used to.


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Friday, October 14, 2022