Black Eyed Peas return inspired Taboo during cancer battle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 September 2018
The Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyes Peas star Taboo has revealed plans to reunite and perform again inspired him during his tough cancer battle

Black Eyed Peas gave Taboo hope as he battled testicular cancer.

The 'Where Is The Love?' star - who marked four years since he overcame the disease on Monday (10.09.18) - admitted it was his family and bandmates who inspired him to stay strong during his fight with the illness.

Appearing on ITV's 'This Morning', he said: "It was brutal - it was like nightmare, torture and war. But the thing that kept be fighting on was my wife and my kids, and knowing that I could be on that big stage again with my best friends."

The 43-year-old rapper appeared on the British daytime show with will.i.am, and he admitted the longtime friends became even closer together.

He explained: "The experience of me battling cancer brought us closer as friends before anything. You see on stage, Black Eyed Peas - it's a friendship, a brotherhood that started since we were teenagers."

'The Voice' judge will.i.am also revealed his excitement at getting back together with the group - who will return to the UK on tour next month - after spending too much time alone on the road.

He said: "Dude, I don't like being up here alone, I miss my best friends. I didn't sign up to be a solo act, I signed up to be in a group. We're best friends."

The reunion for the 'I Gotta Feeling' rappers - who are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018 - was kick-started back in 2016 when will.i.am reformed with Apl.de.ap and Taboo for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in May 2016, the first time the trio had performed together in five years.

The Peas will perform five UK shows starting at London's Eventim Apollo on Sat 27 Oct with a stop off at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on Fri 2 Nov before finishing the UK stint at Arena MK, Milton Keynes on Sat 2 Nov.

The Black Eyed Peas UK tour dates 2018:
Sat 27 Oct – Eventim Apollo, London
Mon 29 Oct – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Thu 1 Nov – O2 Apollo, Manchester
Fri 2 Nov – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sat 3 Nov – Arena MK, MIlton Keynes

Tickets for the Masters of the Sun tour are on sale now.

The Black Eyed Peas

American hip-hop, pop and R&B four-piece, most famously having launched the careers of will.i.am and Fergie, and still best known for their feel-good anthems 'Where is the Love', 'I Gotta Feeling' and 'My Humps'.

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