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Timothy B. Schmit Health Update 

We're so glad to hear that Timothy is okay. We'll be organizing a group card (before we head north for the holidays if possible...stay tuned)

From his assistant Julie:

Dear Fans of Timothy,

First of all, please know that Timothy is ok, so don't worry. He said I can tell you about his current health situation, since I'm sure you would want to know. In October, Timothy was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. He flew to New York right after the 11/17/12 Las Vegas show for surgery with a top surgeon. He was only in the hospital for three days. The good news is that the surgery was successful and Timothy has received a clean bill of health. The final pathology report stated that he appears to be cancer free, both in his throat and neck. He does not need to have chemo or radiation. Now he just has to keep an eye on things every month for about a year to be sure it stays away, and then not so often.
Timothy is healing nicely, though his throat is still a bit sore, but he's already out and about. He says that this has been a life changer in many ways, and that it has only bolstered his resolve to, in the words of Warren Zevon, “... enjoy every sandwich."

He doesn’t have his singing voice back yet, but he’s been talking ever since being in the recovery room at the hospital, and the doctors are quite confident he’ll be up and at it again, in a matter of time. As of 12/20/12, he’s still planning to perform at the Eagles’ 12/30/12 show in Las Vegas.

 If you would like to email a message to Timothy, you may send it to, in the subject line, put "Message for Timothy" and I'll make sure he receives it. If you would like to mail him a card or letter, please send it to:

Timothy B. Schmit c/o ETC 1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 2000 Los Angeles, CA 90024

I know Timothy will be glad to receive your encouraging messages of support. Please know that he's in good spirits and is optimistic, as always. I wish you all a happy, healthy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

All the best,
Julie Freeman on behalf of Timothy B. Schmit

Reader Comments (11)

I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Timothy's illness. I am glad to hear that he has a good prognosis. Nothing replaces the care of a good doctor and the support of people close to you. I hope he enjoys the holidays and takes the stage by storm on December 30, 2012.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelody J. Kraus


Hi Julie...glad to hear of Timothy's health success...

As a dyed in the wool Eagles fan...Poco fan and ok guitar player...i hope you will share this with Timothy..

This past summer my older brother met an awesome lady online from Alaska...they talked for a few months on the phone and then he flew up from salt lake city to her home in alaska to meet her..

He made a CD for her of songs he thought she might like (her age is 55) and i said to him that he should include LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE. He told me she probably wouldn't even know the song. He called her and asked if she knew the song and she told him it was her favorite favorite love song !

Not to often is the little brother right.. lol

I know this sounds like a Kasy Kasum mushy story...but its true...

Please tell Timothy thanks for never givin' up on his music and positive style...

Ted Ford
Las Vegas, Nevada

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed

I'M sorry to hear about your illness. I will keep you in my prayers. I was told once to always reach for the light don,t you ever forget that o.k. love D

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDolores Bauer

Sorry to hear about this health scare, but so happy the ending results were positive. As my FAVORITE Eagle member and also a big Poco fan, I have always enjoyed hearing your singing. I wish you continued good health for the future!
Sonya from Tennessee

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSonya

Timothy, Best of luck to you. All will be well, I'm sure. I look so very forward to seeing the Eagles on tour again, and hearing that amazing voice. I can't tell you why is my wife's favorite song and Love will keep us alive was my wedding song. The Eagles are so far beyond incredible as well as Timothy B. Schmit. Best of luck Timothy, Look forward to seeing and hearing you soon.

Brian & Sherry Long

Fawn Grove Pennsylvania

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Long

Timothy, so glad to hear your awesome news of being cancer-free. Keep up tout positive spirit &hopeful keep playing your music. Coming to see Eagles in Louisville July 6. See you. Your love & music.keeps this current cancer patient alive &to well!!

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Babbage

Timothy, so glad to hear your awesome news of being cancer-free. Keep up tout positive spirit &hopeful keep playing your music. Coming to see Eagles in Louisville July 6. See you. Your love & music.keeps this current cancer patient alive & well

Craig & Becky Babbage
Georgetown KY

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Babbage

Thank you Julie Freeman for this update on Timothy B. Schmit's health. I am a longtime fan of the Eagles and Timothy and new to this commenting and internet communications. We are somewhat in the same age category although I'm younger than Timothy. After reading the news of his health scare I am devastated but very happy that the surgery went well and that he is cancer free without having to go through chemo and radiation. I guess this is one of the worst things a singer can go through but his voice has returned as beautiful as ever. Please give my love and best wishes for continuing good health to Timothy as he can't be missed. I hope you will be able to convey this message to him personally as I don't see a way of communicating with him privately unfortunately. Sincerely, Luana

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterluana ravalico

Hope Timothy is fully recovered and back to full strenght ...he has been such a wonderful eagle for so many years .....I reside in Ireland ,and know that Timothy has family and friends here ...Please God the EAGLES will include Ireland on there Tour next year and we can all have the pleasure of hearing Timothy's beautiful voice live again..............thanks for the opportunity to leave this message......................JOHN QUINN....GALWAY IRELAND

September 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohn quinn

Dear Timothy, I am one of your biggest fans. I spent the summer of 69 and 70 in Virginia with my sister. They took me to see POCO at the Arc two nights in a row and I was hooked. I have several of the POCO albums. I have listened to you all these years. I have had a crush on you every since the summer of 69. lol Im a 60 year old woman now and still have a crush. Im so glad your health is good now, please take good care of yourself. Your Fan Susie

March 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusie Drake

Just saw you on 7-17-15 in atlatic city you sounded great so did the band glad your ok were all getting older probally my last chance to see you and the eagles what a show and everybody sounded great go eagles and go joe walsh best guitarist ever can"t wait to see joe walsh in philly just got my ticket for 10-12-15 show rocky mountain way
take it easy
take care

August 3, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjack mack phila. pa

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