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British musician Dave Gahan is best known as the lead singer of electronic band Depeche Mode. His voice can be heard on the tracks "Suffer Well" and "Nothing's Impossible," among many others.
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In 2009, shortly before Depeche Mode was due on stage in Athens, Greece, Gahan fell ill in his dressing room. Subsequent tests revealed a malignant tumor in his bladder. Gahan later suffered a torn calf muscle and strained his vocal cords, resulting in further cancelations. Gahan has continued to perform with Depeche Mode and others, despite setbacks with his health.
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