- Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The former frontman of the Georgia Satellites, Dan Baird, is battling a major health issue.
The musician, who currently fronts Dan Baird & Homemade Sin and performs in the Yayhoos, is undergoing treatment for an inherited form of leukemia.
In a Facebook post, Baird described the illness as a blood condition that affects “older folks” and that destroys red blood cells.
Baird has long been associated with Atlanta even though he currently lives in Nashville.
He’s also hanging tough while facing the health battle, writing on Facebook, “Skip the … crying emoji, please. It makes me feel like a death sentence. It ain’t. One of the most addressable blood disorders.”
In another Facebook post on Tuesday (read it below), Baird noted that while he is convalescing, his bandmates Warner Hodges, Mauro Magellan and a new bass player (current bassist Micke Nilsson decided a few months ago that he wanted to spend more time with his family and was backing off the road the rest of the year) needed to continue to work.
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