Duncan Campbell leaves UB40 following seizure

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Duncan Campbell has announced he will be leaving UB4O and retire from music following a seizure last week.

The news comes a year after the singer revealed he suffered a stroke last summer and was admitted to hospital.

In a statement the frontman said: “Unfortunately, due to continued ill health, I have reluctantly decided to retire from the band so as to focus on my recovery.

“I am very grateful, and would like to express my sincere thanks to the fans for all their support during this time and indeed throughout my time with UB40.

He added: “The band have my full support going forward and, of course, my very best wishes for the future with their new singer.”

Updating fans on the band’s future Campbell’s brother Robin said: “We’ve been rehearsing with every intention of Duncan’s return to performing, but sadly, after suffering further illness, he has made the decision to retire from music in order to concentrate fully on his recovery.

“While we are deeply saddened, we completely understand and fully support his decision. As far as touring goes, we are ready to hit the road for our upcoming summer shows,” the band added, revealing that they will be announcing their new frontman “imminently”.

Duncan Campbell became UB40’s frontman in 2008 replacing his brother Ali.