Eurovision finalist supported by fellow acts as he shares 'life-altering' cancer diagnosis

Danny Estrin of Voyager

Danny Estrin of Voyager has announced he has been diagnosed with cancer

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 21/09/2023

- 11:50

Updated: 21/09/2023

- 13:00

Singer Danny Estrin represented Australia with the band Voyager at this year's Eurovision

Voyager singer Danny Estrin has taken to Instagram to share the news that he's been diagnosed with cancer.

In a heartfelt statement to the band's 30k followers, Estrin revealed he needed "immediate treatment" for the illness and was left "devastated" to have to postpone the band's upcoming gigs until next year.

Beginning his statement, Estrin penned: "Last week I was dealt some life-altering news: I’ve been diagnosed with cancer that requires immediate treatment.

"I am absolutely devastated that we cannot perform on our forthcoming European tour, especially after this incredible Eurovision year we’ve had.

"I am on strict doctors’ orders to not take this lightly, put my health first and get this sorted so we can be on stage again as soon as possible."

Estrin added it had been "an extremely hard decision to make" but hoped fans would be understanding of the group's decision.

Danny Estrin and Voyager

Danny Estrin and Voyager performed in Liverpool for this year's Eurovision


Looking to the future, Estrin shared that Voyager would be rescheduling their tour for October 2024 and that he and his bandmates would be performing for a final gig in 2023.

He penned: "Voyager will perform our last show for a while at the America’s Cup Event in Fremantle, Western Australia this Sunday 24 September 2023, so come and party with us before I start treatment.

"In the coming weeks I will focus on my health and family and ask that everyone please respect our privacy," he requested. "I truly value and appreciate everyone’s support and understanding during this time.

"I’m surrounded by my incredible bandmates and team who are navigating all things Voyager whilst I am out of action," Estrin added before he signed off: "Love, your fierce friend Danny!"


Well wishes soon flooded in for the singer, including from the official Eurovision account which responded to the news as it commented: "Danny, you made so many friends in Liverpool - all of us are here for you, sending all our love."

Singer Monika Linkyte added: "sending all my best energy!!! you got this!" followed by a love heart emoji.

Cyprus' Eurovision 2023 entry Andrew Lambrou also sent his best wishes as he commented: "Danny I’m praying for you man!

"Stay strong. Sending all the love possible to you and the fam. Wishing you the speediest recovery brother."

And Austrian entry Selena echoed: "I love you. You know that. I can’t find any words except recover fast. please."


Estrin celebrates as Voyager make it to the Eurovision final


Elsewhere, Belgian perform Gustaph typed: "Sending nothing but love and strength! Wishing you a speedy recovery and I am sure we will see each other come 2024."

Voyager became fan-favourites following their performance at this year's Eurovision in Liverpool.

Sadly, they lost out on the coveted title to Sweden's Loreen and finished in a respectable ninth place on the leaderboard with 151 points.

The UK finished second-bottom despite the home crowd cheering on Mae Muller as she only managed to rack up 25 points.

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