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Reply #30 posted 04/17/17 5:46am

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http://www.drummercafe.co...ll-jr.html

John Blackwell Jr., born on September 9, 1973, in Columbia, South Carolina, is a second generation American drummer, best known for his work with Prince. Throughout his career, Blackwell has worked with the likes of Cameo, P Diddy, Patti LaBelle, Utada Hikaru, Crystal Kay, Justin Timberlake, and Charlie Singleton.

In 2010, The John Blackwell Project came together to release a stellar album with a truly unique and varied collection of innovative fusion tunes, the basic tracks for 4Ever Jia.

In 2016, John spent two months in Japan and Florida being tested for what doctors think may be tumors in his brain. To financially give towards paying his medical expenses, please visit www.gofundme.com/johnblackwelljr.

John Blackwell Jr

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #31 posted 04/19/17 5:06pm

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Per his wife Yaritza's tweet yesterday, Mr. Blackwell remains in critical condition. Friends and fans around the world continue to lift them up in prayer. There has not been any official confirmation of whether his brain tumors were benign or malignant, but the word "cancer" is starting to come up in tweets. Still, no specifics have been announced by the family. Here's hoping for a miracle. pray pray pray pray pray

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Reply #32 posted 04/19/17 7:01pm

babynoz

Thanks for the update. pray

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #33 posted 04/21/17 7:43am

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Adrian Crutchfield posted this morning on a Twitter:

Since we r celbrating purple 2day i should mention that ive heard from john blackwells family. Hes awake and improving! Yes!
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever ๐Ÿ’œ
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Reply #34 posted 04/21/17 10:16am

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^Wonderful!

โ€œDo I dare Disturb the universe?โ€
โ€• T.S. Eliot

โ€œOnly by acceptance of the past, can you alter itโ€
โ€• T.S. Eliot
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Reply #35 posted 04/21/17 1:13pm

babynoz

A bit of good news, thanks.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #36 posted 04/24/17 12:51am

LBrent

rogifan said:

Adrian Crutchfield posted this morning on a Twitter:
Since we r celbrating purple 2day i should mention that ive heard from john blackwells family. Hes awake and improving! Yes!

That's excellent news!

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Reply #37 posted 04/24/17 3:43pm

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Wonderful news! Prayer can heal. prince yes pray

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #38 posted 04/24/17 6:25pm

FlyOnTheWall

rogifan said:

Adrian Crutchfield posted this morning on a Twitter:
Since we r celbrating purple 2day i should mention that ive heard from john blackwells family. Hes awake and improving! Yes!

Excellent. I hope he continues to improve. pray pray pray

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Reply #39 posted 04/27/17 8:17pm

luvgirl

Great news. Thank God.
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
~RIP~
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Reply #40 posted 04/28/17 8:19pm

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Great news pray
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Reply #41 posted 04/29/17 3:28pm

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Good news 4 John

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #42 posted 05/02/17 1:00pm

Ottensen

Prayers up for his continued improvement with hopes for full convalescence pray
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Reply #43 posted 05/05/17 11:16pm

FlyOnTheWall

Nik West, who did a brief stint as bassist for the NPG, posted this on Instagram on April 14.


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Reply #44 posted 05/05/17 11:29pm

FlyOnTheWall

This was posted on John Blackwell's Instagram on April 30. I'm not sure when he said this, but it seems like it might have been his answer to a question posed to him while in hospital. Let us all continue to lift him up in prayer. pray pray pray


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Reply #45 posted 05/11/17 2:29pm

luvparade

FlyOnTheWall said:

This was posted on John Blackwell's Instagram on April 30. I'm not sure when he said this, but it seems like it might have been his answer to a question posed to him while in hospital. Let us all continue to lift him up in prayer. pray pray pray


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heart yes prince yes heart heart heart

2gether heart 4Ever
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