Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he is "absolutely devastated" as he revealed his eldest son Nicholas is "critically ill" with gastric cancer. The Oscar-winning composer will miss the opening of Bad Cinderella at New York's Imperial Theatre due to his son - also a composer - being in hospital. "I am absolutely devastated to say that my eldest son Nick is critically ill," said Lord Lloyd-Webber in a statement. "As my friends and family know, he has been fighting gastric cancer for the last 18 months and Nick is now hospitalised. "I therefore have not been able to attend the recent previews of Bad Cinderella and as things stand, I will not be able to cheer on its wonderful cast, crew and orchestra on opening night this Thursday. "We are all praying that Nick will turn the corner.
He is bravely fighting with his indomitable humour, but at the moment my place is with him and the family. "Nicholas Lloyd Webber, 43, is known for scoring the BBC One drama Love, Lies And Records and a theatrical and symphonic version of The Little Prince.
He also produced his father's Symphonic Suites at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London and was nominated for a Grammy alongside his father for a musical theatre album for Lord Lloyd-Webber's Cinderella.Read more on msn.com