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Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Her Fiancé’s Battle With Cancer and His New Song


Actress Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL) shared not only the news that her fiancé, Richard Smith, had released a new single called “Let’s Roll,” but also opened up about the serious cancer battle that he underwent as he wrote the song.

“I am now allowed to share with you the release of my husband-to-be’s new single,” Grahn shared with her fans on Instagram. “This is Richard Smith’s first commercial release in the last six years that were otherwise filled up teaching at USC Thornton School of Music and abroad, as well as touring.”

Unfortunately, this particular song has a rather painful genesis. “Last year, my love was diagnosed with head and neck cancer, which proved to be quite a journey for both of us,” she revealed. “Following invasive surgery in January, the necessary protocol that followed is known to be one of the most grueling of all cancer treatments. They need to almost kill you to cure you. But if you can tolerate it, the end results are very encouraging. 

“Richard had a job to do and did it without ever complaining. Not once,” Grahn declared. “Each morning, to signal his medical team to begin the five hours of the treatment he underwent for 45 consecutive days, he would use the words ‘Let’s Roll,’ which is — you guessed it — the title of his new release. The music itself was written as he recovered with a renewed appreciation for all things, but especially his ability to still make music.”

In addition to the tender photograph of the couple, the GH star shared links to listen to “Let’s Roll” on both Apple Music and Spotify. “It would mean so much to both of us if you would have a listen,” she said. You can also enjoy the jazzy tune right here!

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