Our best wishes go out today to smooth jazz bassist Wayman Tisdale, who is undergoing treatment to remove a cancerous cyst from his fibula, according to his manager Earl Cole and his record label, Rendezvous Entertainment. Wayman suffered a leg injury last month due to a fall in his home. After an extensive series of tests, doctors determined that the cause of the injury was a cancerous cyst isolated to a bone in his leg.
Tisdale says his recovery will be 100 percent, and that he has been told that he is otherwise cancer-free. To recover properly, he has cancelled all of his scheduled appearances for 2007 but plans to be able to resume touring in time for his Smooth Jazz Cruise in January of 2008. He is also planning a new album, which he is tentatively titling Rebound. It will be the follow-up to his current CD Way Up, which features the current Top 5 hit of the same name.
Get well soon, Wayman.