Veteran salsa singer José Luis Feliciano Vega best known as Cheo Feliciano has been diagnosed with cancer. The 77-year-old Puerto Rican stated he is suffering from cancer and that he will undergo chemotherapy.
“Two months ago I was diagnosed with a form of treatable cancer,” the statement read. “Thanks to my God who has never abandoned me in these 77 years of life and to the group of excellent doctors in charge of my health care, I’m in full recovery.”
Feliciano is known for hits like “Amada Mia,” “El Ratón,” and “Ritmo Alegre.” He released a statement after several people went to the media in Puerto Rico to provide information about the artist’s health without his permission.
“I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to publicly express my thanks for the unconditional support I’ve received, first from my family, my children, grandchildren, great-granddaughter and my rock, my beloved wife Coco,” the singer stated.
While it is not known what type of cancer the salsa legend is battling he seems to be in good spirits.
“To all the fans around the world who have poured themselves into calls and kindnesses, and to my brother music colleagues who have provided their support to me in this phase of my life, thanks for so much love and keep praying for my quick recovery,” concluded the artist.