Kellie Nash and Steve Perry, Former Journey frontman Steve Perry says he’s on the mend after undergoing two operations recently to treat a cancerous growth on his face. In a new blog post on his official webpage, the singer reveals, “Three weeks ago a routine mole was taken off my face and the lab report came back Melanoma skin cancer. I’ve had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells.”
He adds that his doctors told him “they think they got it all and no other treatments are required.”
Perry also posted a recent photo that shows him with original MTV VJ Martha Quinn. In the pic, a long scar is visible running from beneath his right eye down his cheek. He reports that he happened to bump into Quinn at a street fair, and says she helped lift his spirits on a day he was feeling depressed.
In the same blog, Steve shares a heartbreaking story about a recent romantic relationship he had with a woman who lost her own battle with cancer this past winter. Perry says he met his late girlfriend, Kellie Nash, through director Patty Jenkins, who directed Monster, after spotting her in a Lifetime Channel documentary the filmmaker was working on about women with breast cancer.