Pau Donés Is Cancer Free: Jarabe De Palo Singer Shares Happy News On Social Media

Pau Dones
Musician Pau Dones arrives for the 2014 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Spanish musician Joan Manuel Serrat on November 19, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

After being diagnosed with colon cancer in September 2015, Pau Donés is proud to announce that he's cancer free! The Jarabe de Palo frontman shared the happy news on social media and wrote a heartfelt message on the band's website. 

"Clean!!! Now, let's celebrate. Today, to drink water WITH GAS!!!," he said on Twitter earlier this week, also thanking his fans, who he calls "MLovers." "Thanks for the love," he added on another tweet. In addition to the great news, the 49-year-old singer from Montanuy, Spain, penned a celebratory letter on the band's official website

Jarabe de Palo Pau Dones of Jarabe de Palo is cancer free! Twitter

"This morning, I feel that life has given me a gift, the best gift in the world: life. And when you have death upon you, it makes this morning feel like I don't quite know what is happening ... But even though I don't know what is happening to me, this morning I've returned to life," reads part of the inspirational note in Spanish. He also shared lyrics, which are shared below:

Ahora,
Que empiezo de cero
Que el tiempo es humo
Que el tiempo es incierto
Ahora
Que ya no me creo
Que la vida sea un sueño
Ahora
Que solo el ahora
Es lo único que tengo
Ahora
Que solo me queda
esperar a que llegue la hora

Just six months ago, Donés shared his serious health news with fans on social media and via a YouTube video. "Sorry for being disconnected, but 20 days ago I went from a small stomach ache to undergoing operation for colon cancer," he wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself on a hospital bed.

"Cancer is like a ghost that appears out of nowhere, without warning. That's why it's important to always be alert," he emphasized on the video, stating that doctors caught the cancer on time before developing to a more serious stage.

As a result of his cancer, the singer, known for singing classic Latin rock hits such as "Grita," "Flaca," and "Agua," cancelled his fall 2015 tour, but promised his fans that Jarabe de Palo will be back on stage in 2016. While we wait for concert updates, let's celebrate with Pau and the motivational track "Bonito"! 

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP