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    moopy Nana Hedin has tongue cancer

    OMG Poor Nana! A true Swedish legend.

    Singer Nana Hedin has cancer

    Singer Nana Hedin, 41, is preparing for the toughest struggle of her life. She has a malignant cancer of the tongue and does not know if she will be able to sing professionally again after she receives chemotherapy treatment.

    "This feels terrible, singing is my life" she says.

    Hedin has suffered pain in her throat for over a year and a half. Two weeks ago she was told that she has a malignant cancer of the tongue.

    "I had already visited five doctors because I was worried about a lump on my tongue. A few weeks ago I saw a specialist after feeling extreme pain in my ear and was immediately told I had cancer" says the singer, who is now being treated in a Stockholm hospital.

    Uncertain Future

    When she was informed of her cancer, Hedin says her entire world turned upside down. ""When you have a life-threatening illness everything goes up and down. Everything in your life becomes part of the process. Your entire attitude is changed. It isn't something you can just go through and move on".

    Hedin's chemotherapy begins on Monday and doctors cannot say anything for certain about her future. Nana is preparing herself for a tough struggle. "I know this will be a terribly hard battle. In order to cope with the pain of eating I have to take sedatives."

    Singing with Britney Spears

    Nane became well-known as the chorus-singer behind the dance group E-Type, who reached the finals of Melodifestivalen 2004. As a solo artist she also entered the contest the following year with the song "Wherever You Go".

    She has also performed backing vocals for Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Aqua among others, and has appeared on the television shows Diggiloo and Så Ska Det Låta.

    The disease is a major career blow to Hedin, who has been forced to cancel several planned concert appearences this Autumn and Christmas.

    "Right now I can not work at all. It is a great fear that I will not be able to pay my rent. I have no financial backing and have put up a giro number on my website for those who wish to make a contribution."

    It is uncertain whether she will be able to continue singing after the chemotherapy, which burns the glands which moisten the vocal chords.

    "It feels terrible. Singing is my calling, my life. I feel that I haven't even shown half of what I can to the Swedish people."

    She now wants to thank all her wellwishers, including Dr Alban who recently phoned to show her support.

    "I hope I will get through this. I'm going to do everything I can."
    How fucking tragic. I'm shocked she has financial problems, I'd have thought she'd have made enough to live on working for Celine and Britney all those years...

    She really is one of the best voices in Sweden too.

    I mean how can you NOT love this performance?

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    She reminds me of Alison Moyet.
    Top up, Sue?

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    She's basically the ACTUAL singer on the choruses of all the early Britney tracks.

    She's also quite prominent of Celine Dion's 'That's The Way It Is' and 'A New Day Has Come'.

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    Proper sad news. I love me a bit of Nana

    Surely she will be ok money wise? I would so give a few quid to a Nana in distress. I mean, i can't let her have a X Factor (Sister Act girls) style photo in the back of her car, crushed against the window because of a budgie cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoR View Post
    She really is one of the best voices in Sweden too.
    I don't think she's "one of", I always considered her as absolutely best voice on swedish pop-stage - so strong and crystal clear. So let's not lose hope she will get well, Nina Söderquist and Marie Fredriksson could fought cancer and Nana have to also!

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    Tongue cancer? That sounds HORRIFIC

    POOR NANA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melodifestivaler View Post
    I don't think she's "one of", I always considered her as absolutely best voice on swedish pop-stage - so strong and crystal clear. So let's not lose hope she will get well, Nina Söderquist and Marie Fredriksson could fought cancer and Nana have to also!
    I watched an interview with Nina on BBC news the other day (from ages ago, when she was promoting Spamalot), and i couldn't believe she was told she only had weeks to live.
    Last edited by Jake; 24-08-2009 at 05:10 PM.
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    Get well soon NaNa, E-Type's nothing without you.
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    I'm trying to guess how immature person can be to wish anyone at all cancer in tags and I wonder how this person learned how to use Internet. Bad wishes materialize and they come back to their sender or someone of his close people.

    I love Nana's Fame cover, she shows all the power of her voice in it.

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