Nicholas Caldwell of The Whispers addresses health issues


[Publisher’s update January 6, 2015: See our article on the death of Nicholas Caldwell]

(July 9, 2015) There has been much speculation over the past few months about the health of Nicholas Caldwell, one of the foundational members of the legendary soul group, The Whispers (click here to read our biography of The Whispers). We’ve received notes from SoulTrackers who were concerned about concerts that Nick missed.

We’re glad to report that Willette Ballard, longtime publicist for the group, has posted a note on Facebook from Nicholas to fans:  

To all the Whispers Fans and Friends, it is with great enthusiasm that I am posting a love letter from Nicholas Caldwell providing an update and overview of his current status. Here it is in his own words (WC Ballard):

“It has been my experience that speculation can be far worse than the truth. So I thought it was important to write you (My Family of Fans) an explanation as to why I have not been able to join the Whispers on stage over the past months.

In January of this year… my cardiology team at Stanford University Hospital were all in agreement that my congestive heart failure had deteriorated to the point that they thought I had 3 to 6 months to live.

So, my family and I decided it best that I take advantage of a relatively new technology called an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), which if successful could extend my life expectancy by years.

So, thanks to God and all of you beloved prayer warriors out there I’m on a wonderful journey to recovery. Hope to see you soon.

“May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.” (As quoted by Archie Dennis)

God Speed, Love Nick”

We’re very glad to get the update and are even happier that there are some positive developments. SoulTrackers will continue their prayers for this longtime favorite.

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