CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Blues singer Bill McCulloch, known as Windy City Slim, never dreamed he would return to the stage after cancer treatments left him without a voice.
In December 2011, McCulloch found a lump on the side of his face, which turned out to be cancer that started at the base of his tongue.
He started a rigorous course of chemotherapy and radiation to target the tumor, but the side effects were rough.
“I was emaciated, weak – I was a wreck,” McCulloch said. “I’d been a young 70 and suddenly, I was an old man.”
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