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Ex-Menudo Member Diagnosed with Cancer

4/28/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robi Draco Rosa -- a former member of the Latin boy band Menudo -- has announced he's been diagnosed with cancer.

Robi Draco Rosa Cancer
Rosa's manager released a statement ... explaining how doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in the singer's abdomen, near his liver.

The 41-year-old singer is currently receiving treatment at a clinic in Houston, TX.

Rosa joined Menudo in 1984 and stuck with group until '87. After the boy band years, he struck gold working with Ricky Martin -- writing and producing "Livin' la Vida Loca" and "She Bangs."

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Diana    

Very sad, prayers & healing vibes out to you Robi

1244 days ago
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CrashAndBurn    

Wow... if only them kids with cancer get this much attention it would make the world a much better place to live in.

1244 days ago
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chicagannie    

We all remember these guys as kids, but they're all grown up and heading into middle age. Health issues start to become problematic. I hope his cancer is curable!

1244 days ago
19.

Criss    

That sucks. Hope he's able to get through this okay.

1244 days ago
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MariDM    

Electiczipper:

You need love in your life. May God be with u the day you suffer from an illness....Lord help u.

God bless.

1244 days ago
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Vanessa B.L.A.Baby    

This is sad news....I hope it's not that advanced, hopefully they catch it on time and get rid of it. I remember him in a movie called "Salsa" circa 1988. He was soooo HOT. That's why you gotta live to the fullest every moment of your life.

1244 days ago
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crabbygirl81    

Cancer sucks...get well soon.

@electriczipper I usually enjoy most of your comments, but not this time :(

1244 days ago
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electriczipper    

sorry I retract what I said

1244 days ago
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LUCAS    

OMG everyone who made a nasty comment about this sucks, you're so IGNORANT that you don't even realize how awful this really is!!!! Robi is one of the greatest song-writers ever and a true "melody maker", he pretty much put Ricky Martin on the map and produced all the hits that made Ricky famous so he could make the music that he loves and tour. he's a true artist and I love him...

I'm so sad to hear that he has cancer and I'm only hoping for the best and his recovery!!!!!!!!!!!! GRANDE ROBI ES EL MEJOR!!!!!

1244 days ago
25.

ann    

He's an awesome artist/writer/singer, ex-menudo is the least important thing in his career... tmz has the american pov, totally ignorant of what happens outside of the usa

1244 days ago
26.

Bonnie    

Robi Draco Rosa people are getting rid of this thing and going on with their lives!

Get well and get to work! You have talent!

1244 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    


May he beat that damn disease!!

Dude is absolutely gorgeous!!

1244 days ago
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norma    

He is the BEST from the Menudo group. Lots of talent and a complete different style from the ordinary music from other performers from his age group. He is one of my favorites because he is different, he has class, and has not gone wild and he is a clean cut guy and also a father, husband, son and friend of many people. He'll get better. He is young enough to overcome this terrible disease. God bless him.

1244 days ago
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AVA    

Robi Draco Rosa is one of the most talented artists-EVER! He is the epitome of greatness. Fuerza Draco! Rezamos X ti. Estamos contigo!

1244 days ago
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Lori    

Good Luck Dude...that's a tough one to get a handle on...and even though it's not my style of music? Got a kick out of "Livin'"
Nice job.

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