Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador Undergoes Cancer Treatment
Written by africancrest on May 21, 2021
South Palm Beach, Florida – Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador Causion has been diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. The diagnosis came seven days after being rushed to emergency surgery on November 19th in South Beach, Florida.
“I can’t express what I was feeling at the time”, said Causion, “Perhaps you can say it was disbelief.”
Born Gregory Bailey in the twin island state of Antigua & Barbuda the reggae artist has had a stellar musical career spanning more than 30 years with highlights such as recently touring with the reggae giants Third World.
At the beginning of his career, his early hit songs, including ‘Crossroads’ “Different World”, “All About Love,” and “All Night Long” jump started his life on the road touring and performing at Reggae Sumfest 1995 and other music festivals as a supporting artist to critical acclaim. In 1999 his “Total Togetherness Tour” in Antigua & Barbuda cemented his title as Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador.
Causion, who is based in the United States, now has four albums. He has headlined concerts to benefit the less fortunate and has participated in concerts to raise funds for cancer. He lost both his parents to cancer. This time he is reaching out to his friends, fans and colleagues for financial assistance as he begins his long road to treatment and recovery.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be in this position,” said Bailey. “I think my current situation is a wake up call for other artists. I’m hoping that my going public, will encourage other artists to get regular checkups. In our business, we spend a lot of time focusing on the art form and not ourselves.”
The reggae artist is also a songwriter and throughout his career has used his lyrics to uplift and educate others. This time is no different his latest single entitled “Thank You” is his way of saying thank you to his fans and to express gratitude for his life and his career.
Causion’s Stage 3 diagnosis means the cancer is locally advanced and treatable with urgent and immediate care.
To support Causion treatment and recovery go to thankyoumission.com and download his latest song “Thank You”.
Click here to watch “THANK YOU “ video