- 16 Jan 23
The Aslan frontman is currently being cared for at home, with the support of a palliative care team
Following several months in hospital in 2022, Christy Dignam and his family have shared an update on his health.
Christy, who was diagnosed with the rare illness amyloidosis in 2013, was forced to cancel Aslan's highly anticipated gig at the 3Arena in Dublin back in September, on doctor's advice. In today's statement, he has stated that he was admitted to Beaumont Hospital in July, and "spent the next six months in the care of the Haematology and Cardiac Care team."
"Since December, Christy has been at home and is being cared for lovingly by family, with the support of a palliative care team," the statement, issued on behalf of Christy, his wife Kathryn, their daughter Kiera, son-in-law Darren and grandchildren, continues.
"The Dignam family thanks everyone for keeping Christy in their thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time."
Aslan's cancelled gig at the 3Arena was set to celebrate 40 years of the iconic Dublin band, with a "lot of special guests joining them on stage" according to guitarist Billy McGuinness.
"To say we are devastated is an understatement but Christy's health as you know is always our priority," the band stated at the time.
In 2021, Christy released his debut solo album, The Man Who Stayed Alive, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.