The singer-songwriter from Seaford is returning to the concert stage this weekend after beating cancer.
Jesse Kinch, 28, began his battle with cancer in January 2021 when he collapsed at home.
He says an urgent CAT scan found a large brain tumor on his left side.
“I was actually in shock. I didn’t know how I was feeling,” Kinch says.
Kinch started playing guitar when he was only six years old. He won the Rising Star Competition and signed a contract with Capitol Records.
But after surgeons removed 90% of his brain tumor, he said he couldn’t move his hands at all.
Kinch faced the possibility of never playing the guitar again.
“All my aspirations and everything I had been striving for were at stake in the aftermath of the surgery,” Kinch says.
After months of treatment, Kinch plans to play a big comeback concert in Old Brookville.
He would like to thank his family, fans and medical team for helping him win his battle with cancer.
“If you have the will and the will to pursue a goal or challenge, you can overcome anything,” says Kinch.
Kinch plays on a guitar inherited from singer Josh Groban.
The concert takes place on Saturday at 8pm at the Tires Centre.