UB40 singer Duncan Campbell hospitalised after stroke

Band are best known for songs ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘Kingston Town’

Duncan Campbell replaced his brother Ali as the lead singer of UB40 in 2008
Duncan Campbell replaced his brother Ali as the lead singer of UB40 in 2008

UB40 singer Duncan Campbell has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke.

The group announced the news, but reassured fans that he is “up and about”.

Campbell became the singer of the reggae band, best known for songs “Red Red Wine” and “Kingston Town”, in 2008 after his brother, Ali, quit.

The statement read: “We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke.

“While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the family’s privacy as he works his way back to what we all hope will be a strong and speedy recovery."

The statement also said the band is “looking forward” to seeing their fans next spring for their rescheduled tour dates.

After Duncan joined the band, Ali said that seeing his brother perform as part of UB40 “[made his] skin crawl”.

He now tours under the name UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey.

UB40 have scored more than forty top 40 songs in the UK and are recognised as one of Britain's most successful bands.

Additional reporting by Agencies.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in