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Singer-songwriter to hold comeback concert following battle with cancer

A singer and songwriter is returning to the concert stage this weekend after beating cancer.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2022, 9:36 PM

Updated 657 days ago


A singer and songwriter from Seaford is returning to the concert stage this weekend after beating cancer.
Jesse Kinch, 28, began his battle with cancer in January 2021 when he collapsed at his home.
He says it was discovered through an emergency CAT scan that he had a large left-side brain tumor.
"I was actually in shock - I didn't know how I felt," Kinch says.
Kinch played the guitar when he was just 6 years old. He won the Rising Star competition and signed a contract with Capitol Records.
After surgeons removed 90% of the brain tumor, however, he says he was not able to move his hand in any way.
Kinch now faced the possibility of never playing the guitar ever again.
"All of my aspirations and everything I worked for was at stake due to the effects of the surgery," Kinch says.
Following months of therapy, Kinch is going to take centerstage in Old Brookville for his big comeback concert.
He says it will be his way of thanking his family, fans and medical team for helping him win his fight against cancer.
"If you have the will and the positivity to chase a goal or challenge, it's possible to overcome anything," Kinch says.
Kinch will be performing with a guitar that was given to him by singer Josh Groban.
The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tilles Center.

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