Musician Willie K. announces his cancer is terminal, but says he’ll keep ‘rocking on’

Published: Jan. 31, 2020 at 9:59 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian music artist Willie K. took to social media Wednesday to update his fans on ongoing battle with lung cancer.

In a video posted to Facebook, he announced his cancer is at the terminal stage.

Adding to his announcement, he promised to continue “rocking on.”

“What I said earlier about stages of my cancer, yes I’m at terminal now and I’m still going to be rocking on. I’m not going to stop. This cancer is not going to take me down — especially with all your blessings, from you, each and everyone of you," he said in the video.

“Praise God, praise Jesus, he will always take care of you."

He made the video after a concert at Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki.

His spirits remained high during the concert, saying what was supposed to be only a 90-minute set lasted for two hours. The crowd deserved it, he said.

“I’d just like to say mahalo to all my fans out there for enjoying my show and stuff like that,” he added.

The singer and guitarist was diagnosed with lung cancer in Feb. 2018. He’s a beloved island entertainer who has racked up many Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in his lengthy career.

Regarding Blue Note last night... and some news for you all. MAHALO for all the love and prayers.

Posted by Willie K. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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