American Guitarist Leslie West's Married Life-Wife, Children an Dating History! Details About His Cancer And Diabetes Struggles!

News by Saburo Published on 19 Nov,2017 Updated on 22 Nov,2017

Leslie West has been an important part of rock & roll history for over forty years despite health issues ranging from cancer to diabetes

Like his music career, West's married life is special as well. He married Jenni Meurer right on the stage after his band Mountain's performance in August 2009. They have been inseparable since then.

Leslie West's Married Life with Jenni Maurer

Leslie West's marriage to Jenni Maurer made a history. They exchanged vows on 15 August 2009 in the Woodstock 40th anniversary concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Over 15,000 audience praised the moment and cheered the couple. The band members enjoyed the event from the stage while the audience cheered from the stadium. 

Leslie West and Jenni Maurer exchanging vows on stage

Leslie West and Jenni Maurer exchanging vows on stage, Source: Record Online 

West had given a clue about the occasion back in July earlier the same year

But I think getting married onstage at Woodstock would be really special. It's such a beautiful amphitheater. I just thought it would be a great idea.

The couple who engaged in December a year before their marriage in 2005 is living together happily ever since. 

Leslie West and his wife Jenni West

Leslie West and his wife Jenni West, Source: Music Radar News

Fans of the 72-year-old 'Soundcheck' star are curious to know more about his marriage and kids. However, the rock and roll star has kept that information away from the media, or more like just hasn't talked about it much. 

Leslie West's Health Struggles-Cancer And Diabetes

Past few years were full of health struggles for the  'Immortal' artist. Sources say that he's a cancer survivor and in 2011, he got an amputation of his lower right leg due to long-term diabetic issues.

Leslie West on Howard Stern show, Source: Twitter

He readily fought all the health complications and came back with his new album 'Still Climbing' and an impressive stage performance at the Iridium in New York City in 2011. 

Leslie West made his first public appearance on 13 August 2011 after his complicated surgical procedure. 

Quick Facts On Leslie West

  • Born on 22 October 1945 in New York City, United States.
  • Belongs to a Jewish family.
  • Raised in Hackensack, New Jersey, and East Meadow.
  • After his parents got divorced, he changed his surname to West.
  • Began his career with The Vagrants, the R&B/Blue-eyed soul-rock band.
  • Rolling Stone identified the band as a 'louder version of Cream'.
  • Achieved great success with "Mississippi Queen" that reached the Billboard charts no. 21.
  • Worked with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple to co-write and play guitar on 'Hang Me Out To Dry'.