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UB40’s Duncan Campbell hospitalised after stroke

By | Published on Wednesday 5 August 2020


The frontman of one of the UB40s, Duncan Campbell, has been hospitalised following a stroke, his band have confirmed. However, they say, he is “already up and about” and they still expect to tour next year.

“We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke”, said the band in a statement on Twitter.

“While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the family’s privacy as he works his way back to what we all hope will be a strong and speedy recovery”, they continued. “We look forward to seeing you all on the road next spring”.

Duncan Campbell is the brother of original UB40 frontman Ali Campbell. Duncan took over frontman duties in 2008, after his brother left in a dispute over the band’s finances.

Ali Campbell subsequently set up a rival UB40 with other former members of the group, going by various names before settling on UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell & Astro.