Farhad Humayun

‘I frankly did not see it coming’ Farhad Humayun writes an open letter about his illness.

Leading vocalist and drummer Farhad Humayun of band ‘Overload’ shocked everyone by announcing on social media that he has been diagnosed with brain tumour due to which he suffered a seizure.

Farhan’s social-media posts sent shock waves through the industry, with his colleagues and fans wishing him a speedy recovery.

The 40-year-old penned a heartfelt note which says “Dear friends, family, fans, it was about two weeks ago that I was diagnosed with a brain tumour due to which I suffered a seizure. I have been lucky to find the greatest surgeon in the world to operate on me but it has not been easy.

He further added: “I thank you for your prayers and messages of love. I have had little or no symptoms until very recently – I am told by my doctor, my active and healthy lifestyle and general attitude of positivity have enabled me to stay strong underneath and I am recovering quickly,”

“I am truly blessed to have you all in my life, whether close or remote. Please remember that when you complain, things could be a lot worse. Please treasure your relationships and savour every moment because life can be taken away from you quicker than you can imagine,” continued the drummer.

He went on to add: “I will be back with more music, videos and art as soon as I get my strength and stamina back and exit these dark skies. I won’t slow down or give up or feel sorry for myself. God has been very kind to me. I have had everything that I ever desired. I’ve been fortunate to work and play with the greatest musicians and artists, in the history of the world. And I did it my way,”

“My family has been my biggest strength and friends have helped me overcome obstacles and hurdles. I have had a beautiful and fulfilling life and am very lucky to be alive,” he expressed his gratitude.

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He concluded: “Life comes with its setbacks and challenges and we steer as best as we can. I plan to make a full recovery with all the strength I can rein in from the universe and beyond! I am honoured to contribute to the soundtrack of your lives. Thank you for giving me the chance. Don’t let anyone or anything ever bring you down,”

Celebdhaba wishes Farhad a speedy recovery.