Former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor revealed that he is currently battling stage 4 prostate cancer.
The sad news was shared at the induction ceremony via a letter that was read out aloud by fellow former band member Simon Le Bon.
The 80s band got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Andy Taylor and the present members of Duran Duran were to reunite with the band on this big day. However due to health setbacks, Andy could no travel to Los Angeles from Ibiza, Spain.
"Andy Taylor, who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Duran Duran tonight in Los Angeles, was not able to attend the ceremonies due to illness," the band's official website said.
During the acceptance speech, the group honoured Taylor during ceremony by reading some parts of the letter that he wrote.
"Just over four years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and of course, we are no different; so I speak from the perspective of a family man but with profound humility to the band, the greatest fans a group could have and this exceptional accolade," Taylor penned.
"I'm truly sorry and massively disappointed I couldn't make it. Let there be no doubt I was stoked about the whole thing, even bought a new guitar with the essential whammy!" he added.
"I'm so very proud of these four brothers; I'm amazed at their durability, and I'm overjoyed at accepting this award. I often doubted the day would come. I'm sure as hell glad I'm around to see the day."
The band has now posted his full speech letter on the website.
Andy revealed that although it's not life-threatening at the moment, there is no cure.
"I have the Rodgers and Edwards of doctors and medical treatment that until very recently allowed me to just rock on. Although my current condition is not immediately life threatening there is no cure. Recently I was doing okay after some very sophisticated life extending treatment, that was until a week or so ago when I suffered a setback, and despite the exception."
"Recently I was doing okay after some very sophisticated life-extending treatment, that was until a week or so ago when I suffered a setback, and despite the exceptional efforts of my team, I had to be honest in that both physically and mentally, I would be pushing my boundaries," Taylor continued.