…this physical malady thing seems to be going around. Saturday night’s “Who’s Bad” Michael Jackson tribute show at the House of Blues is going to be short a Michael according a press release. The show normally has two Michaels, but one, Joseph Bell, has been sidelined. Here’s his story:
Hello! How are you? It’s me! Joseph! …but you can call me JOBEL! I just wanted to say hi to all of you out there! All of my Who’s Bad fans, friends and family!
I bet you are wondering where I’ve been. What happened. Why the absence.
Well, anyone that knows me knows I have had this fear of doctors, drugs and hospitals for a long time…. BUT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I GOT!
In the beginning of January I was not feeling well, but I had to do 3 gigs with Who’s Bad in Aspen and Denver, which are low-oxygen environments. I got even sicker, and the long air travel did not help me either. I returned home and got a serious fever, ended up in the hospital for pneumonia and then surprisingly ended up having to do chemo for skin cancer–but I am having a great recovery. Talk about changes!
So that’s what happened.
My mother, Kathryn, is taking very good care of me and and I am taking good nutrition keeping my vocals and good looks in check!
Will I be back with Who’s Bad? I don’t see why not.
Fact is that Who’s Bad is EXPANDING! No telling where you will see me or hear me! So stay tuned. I’ll be back sooner than you think.
Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts and love out there. I miss you.
But most of all… I miss singing for Michael. I do want to help keep his music, his sound and spirit alive. It’s in me. It’s in my heart.
I hope that answers some questions for you.