Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue has congratulated singer and songwriter Elvis Costello for publicly revealing that he is suffering from cancer and appealing for men to go and checked with their doctor if they have any signs of cancer.
Elvis Costello who has sold millions of records around the world and played the Venue in Derry as part of the City of Culture in 2013.
The singer has had 16 Top 40 hits during his career such as “Oliver’s Army” and “A good year for the roses”.
Councillor Logue said “I have nothing but praise for Elvis Costello coming out and speaking publicly about his battle with cancer.
“It’s a brave thing to do plus he also called for men to go and get checked out and not to delay if you see any warning signs.
“I would appeal to all men to have regular checkups at their doctors as many illnesses can only be diagnosed through a thorough check up including blood tests.”
“There are also excellent support groups in Derry like the Pink Panthers who work day and daily to help men who have been affected by cancer, either having suffered themselves or having a loved one who has been affected by cancer.”