FRIDAY, APRIL 01, 2016 |
Posted by: Mike Montemarano
Former Jack's Mannequin frontman and current solo artist Andrew McMahon recently opened up quite heavily about his experience as a cancer survivor, and the toll it took not just on his body but on his mind as well. He made it clear that he needed to recover not just physically, but through therapy which he found to be quite a difficult but ultimately rewarding experience.
His experiences are channeled in the song "Cecilia and the Satellite," and just hearing how he contextualizes the meaning behind a song which he wrote to his unborn daughter is very harrowing.
By being able to channel the human side of these experiences into his music, McMahon is clearly driven to reach out and connect with people who share the kinds of troubles he experienced in his journey through fighting such a rampant disease. Beyond that, he's taken on philanthropic efforts to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
McMahon has seemingly been able to move beyond all that plagued his body and his psychology, and it's inspiring to see how driven he is by the highs and lows of such a tremendous challenge. Hopefully, he continues to channel his own personal growth with his wife and new daughter into some meaningful pop music, philanthropic efforts, and a generally positive reaching message to those who could use an uplifting story such as his.