In the clip below, ex-TNT vocalist Tony Harnell discusses his battle with, and surviving, thyroid cancer:
Harnell is only one among many: thyroid cancer diagnoses have more than doubled since 1990, one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence rates in recent years. The good news is that thyroid cancer is an extremely treatable disease when caught in its early stages—which is why screenings and self “neck-checks” are vitally important. Also key to a positive outcome is having an expert thyroid surgeon perform the procedure.
Harnell underwent surgery to remove the tumors and affected lymph nodes, radioactive iodine treatment to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue, and was placed on thyroid hormone replacement medication to keep his body’s metabolism balanced. Because of his occupation and the extensive surgery performed, he also elected to undergo physical therapy to rehabilitate his vocal cords and other muscles affected by the surgery. Harnell made it through his experience with his voice intact and is back to hitting all the high notes in his career.
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Fan-filmed video footage of former TNT singer Tony Harnell performing the BOSTON classic “More Than A Feeling” with the help of STRYPER/ex-BOSTON frontman Michael Sweet on May 24 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City can be seen below.
Harnell opened for STRYPER at the concert and joined the headliners on stage during their set to perform the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law”. Fan-filmed video footage of that performance below is also available.
As previously reported, Harnell will guest on the new solo album from Michael Sweet, due later this year on Big3 Records. Harnell will be a special guest vocalist on the song “Taking On The World Tonight”.
Commented Sweet: “I think Tony is truly one of the most underrated singers of all time. He’s always been one of my favorites and is an incredibly nice, humble guy to boot. I’ve always wanted to work with Tony and I knew this would be the perfect song and opportunity to do so. ‘Taking On The World Tonight’ is very heavy with a combination of old-school riffs and solos yet it’s got a very modern, relevant sound as well. It’s the best of both worlds! You won’t be disappointed.”
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Ex-TNT singer Tony Harnell is rumored to be planning to rejoin his former bandmates for their 30th-anniversary concert on June 2 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. The group will perform a special setlist while accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester).
In a posting on his Facebook page, Harnell addressed the rumors of his one-off appearance with TNT by writing simply, “You never know,” and adding a smiley face.
After leaving TNT in 2006, Harnell was replaced by British singer Tony Mills (SHY), who has since appeared on three studio albums from the band: 2007′s “The New Territory”, 2008′s “Atlantis” and 2010′s “A Farewell To Arms”.
Harnell‘s final release as a member of TNT was the “Live in Madrid” DVD, which came out in September 2006 via MTM Music. The set, which was filmed on April 1, 2006 in Madrid, Spain, was accompanied by an 82-minute audio CD plus booklet liner notes from Harnell about his work with the group as well as an additional tour documentary by Darren Paltrowitz.
Source : Blabbermouth.net