Singer Courtney Murphy reveals cancer diagnosis

2004 Australian Idol singer is in the fight of his life having been diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer.

2004 Australian Idol singer Courtney Murphy has been diagnosed with late stage bowel cancer, his family has confirmed.

Murphy came third in the show’s second season behind Anthony Callea and series winner, Casey Donovan.

“Our beautiful brother Courtney Murphy is in for the fight of his life,” a family statement read.

“It is with heavy hearts that we share Court has been diagnosed with advanced stage bowel cancer.

“It’s very serious.

“Many of you will know Courtney for his amazing musical talent and his big voice.

“We think it’s fair to say he’s been entertaining West Aussies for the best part of 30 years — either as a wide eyed kid on Australian Idol, on stage in We Will Rock You, or just gigging with us — his brothers — in Murphy’s Lore and The Murphy Brothers.”

Full-time cancer treatment has stopped him from performing.

A GoFundMe has already raised over $54,000.

“As a self-employed musician with a wife and three young children, Courtney will not be able to work for the foreseeable future, which leaves his young family fighting much harder than we want them to be,” the statement said.

“Anyone who knows Courtney knows that his heart is as a big as his voice and we’ve set up this GoFundMe page in the hope that we can ease some of the burden on his young family.

“Any funds generated will go directly to Courtney Murphy, his wife Jane and children as they navigate the difficult road ahead.”

You can donate here.

Source: Seven News

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