Mick Jones of Foreigner Opens Up About Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Mick Jones of Foreigner Opens Up About Parkinson’s Diagnosis | Society Of Rock Videos

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Mick Jones, a member of the band Foreigner, has come forward about his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Currently on a farewell tour across North America, Foreigner has been performing without Jones since 2022. Jones revealed in a statement:

“I’m sure fans have noticed my absence from the stage lately. A few years back, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“I want to reassure everyone that I’m managing alright. However, performing at my best has become challenging. Despite this, I’m still actively involved with Foreigner behind the scenes.”

Living with Parkinson’s is a daily challenge, but Jones remains focused on the positive aspects of his music career. He expressed gratitude to the loyal fans who have supported Foreigner over the years, especially during this phase of his life.

Debut Rock Hall Nomination

Foreigner recently received their first-ever nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, despite being eligible since 2002.

Currently, Foreigner holds the second position in the Hall’s fan-voted ballot. Jones’ stepson, producer Mark Ronson, rallied support for the band on social media, with endorsements from musicians like Dave Grohl, Slash, Jack Black, Chad Smith, and Josh Homme.

In an Instagram post, Ronson emphasized his love for Jones as both a stepfather and a fan, urging everyone to vote for Foreigner.

The Rock Hall’s inductees for this year will be announced in late April.

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