Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Reveals COPD Diagnosis, Then Says He Misspoke

Recently, Ian Anderson said he’s suffering from an incurable lung disease, COPD and was diagnosed a couple of years ago.

In an interview, Anderson said, “I do struggle. I have what are called exacerbations – periods when I get an infection that turns into severe bronchitis and I have maybe two or three weeks when it’s really a tough job to go out there on stage and play.

“Fingers crossed, I’ve gone 18 months now without an exacerbation and I’m on medication. If I’m kept in a reasonably pollution-free environment in terms of air quality, I do OK. But my days are numbered.”

Now Anderson says he misspoke and clarified some of his statements.

Find Anderson’s latest comments here.

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