Singer-songwriter Rob Thomas is thanking fans for their well wishes after revealing that doctors recently discovered what appears to be a lesion on his wife Marisol Maldonado’s brain.
“Mari and I are going through a bit of a rough patch,” the Bedford resident wrote on Facebook. “Last week, after an MRI for something unrelated, doctors saw what seems to be a lesion on the base of Mari’s brain. We are being cautiously optimistic that this is something we caught early and can take care of in the near future.”
Due to the medical emergency, the Matchbox Twenty frontman is taking some time off his solo summer tour. “As I’m sure you can all understand, we had to temporarily postpone some of the tour dates so that we can focus only on this for a while,” he wrote.
“We are so thankful for all of your well wishes and really believe in the good that positive energy can do,” Thomas continued. “While this is all we are focused on right now, we will get through it and be able to share many more moments together and with all of you in the future. Thanx for your love and understanding.”
Thomas and Maldonado have been married since 1999. In 2003, the Westchester couple established the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports animal rescue and advocacy.