Steve Perry Won't Stop Believin' In Love

Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry has revealed his own cancer battle just months after losing the love of his life to the terrible disease.

Steve Perry

Steve Perry, the ex-Journey singer responsible for huge hits like "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms" is recovering from cancer surgery just months after the love of his life was felled by the disease.

Perry revealed the sad tale of losing his girlfriend Kellie Nash and his own health scare on his website.

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"Three weeks ago a routine mole was taken off my face and the lab report came back Melanoma skin cancer," he wrote. "I've had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells and I've been told they think they got it all and no other treatments are required."

Good news for the singer, and it couldn't have come at a better time. He needed something to cheer him up after losing the woman who meant everything to him to breast cancer that spread to her brain.

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After meeting Nash through a mutual friend he quickly knew how special she was, and they began a relationship that would carry her through her last days.

"We started seeing each other and Yes, we both knew that we were meant to be together. My life was forever changed in ways I will explain at another time but it was all because of my Kellie," Perry wrote.

"She was so strong, so courageous and we really loved each other so very much," he wrote of Nash, who died in December 2012. "I've been trying to grieve and not run from this loss so for the last 5 months that's what I've been doing along with recalling everything being in Love with Kellie taught me."

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"She helped me in so many ways. I Love and miss her terribly."

"Though Kellie and I were only together for 1 and 1/2 years, it was a lifetime of love packed into every moment."

Steve Perry wrote most of Journey's greatest hits, and his songs have been featured on TV shows, such as Glee and American Idol as well as countless films, and have been covered by artists like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Rise Against, Martina McBride, and Barry Manilow.

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Comments on "Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry reveals cancer battle"

Sheila December 09, 2013 | 5:50 PM

In a few days it will be a year since you lost your Kellie. I'm sure your gave her so much love and support, she knew she was loved. God bless you, and stay strong.

Adriana m. Grenot September 23, 2013 | 10:08 PM

Dear Mr. Perry, IM so sorry for your loss, I want you to know you are in my prayers, and IM so happy to hear that you are doing better, I want you to know, you are my favorite singer, I have all your cd I have never had a chance to see you sing live, I hope some day I can see you sing live your voice is so amazing! I had very strict parents when I was growing up, now that I live on my own, I would love to buy a ticket, and hear you sing. many blessing to you always. Adriana m. Grenot

MICHAEL PILGRIM August 31, 2013 | 2:41 PM

Im so sorry for your loss, and I hope you are doing well with your on recovery in your loss as well as your own health. I am 47 yrs. old and I have been a fan since I first heard you seen. I seen you in Atlanta on the escape tour. it was and still is the best live vocal performance I have ever heard. by far you are the greatest male vocalist of all time. my 11 yr. old son wants to be just like you. and sings along to all of your music. maybe if you read this and have time you could send us an autograph. be good to yourself, a true fan, Michael pilgrim.

shirley June 19, 2013 | 3:24 PM

dear mr. perry I,m so relived to know that you're doing ok since you're surgery. my thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss, I lost my sister to the same thing it's heartbreaking. take care of yourself and one day I hope to meet you would love to have coffee with you. love you.

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