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SAD NEWS | Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, Forced into Retirement by Severe Neck Injury

British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has today announced he will be forced to stop playing the cello, due to a herniated disc in his neck - which has caused significantly reduced power in his right arm.

“I am devastated,” 63 year old Mr Lloyd Webber has said in a statement, “...there were so many exciting plans that cannot now come to fruition.”


“I have had an immensely fulfilling career and feel privileged to have worked with so many great musicians and orchestras but now I have to move on.  I now need time to reflect and to consider this sudden and distressing life-changing situation and there will be no further comment at this time,” the statement concluded.

His final performance as a cellist will be on May 2nd with the English Chamber Orchestra.

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