UB40 feud: Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan despite stroke

17 August 2020, 13:47

By Rory O'Connor

UB40’s Ali Campbell has revealed he still hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan Campbell, despite his sibling suffering a stroke earlier this month.

The singer appeared on Good Morning Britain to speak to Charlotte Hawkins and Adil Ray where he revealed the pair's rift was still ongoing.

Appearing alongside trumpeter Astro, Ali was asked by Charlotte whether he had made contact.

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Charlotte asked: "Do you think this might be a chance to patch things up?"

Ali replied: "Not really. I have no contact with him."

UB40: Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan despite stroke
UB40: Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan despite stroke. Picture: Getty • ITV

He went on to say: "I only get to hear what’s happened like everyone else, so basically I don’t know what’s going down.

The 61-year-old added: "I know he’s recovering."

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Duncan’s stroke was announced on the band’s Instagram alongside a statement.

It read: "We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke.

UB40: Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan despite stroke
UB40: Ali Campbell hasn’t spoken to his brother Duncan despite stroke. Picture: ITV

"While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the family’s privacy as he works his way back to what we all hope will be a strong and speedy recovery.

"We look forward to seeing you all on the road next spring."

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Later in his GMB interview, Ali told the hosts he has no interest in getting the original group back together.

He fumed: "I was betrayed by them. I stand vindicated. I’m just happy to carry on promoting reggae and diversion of UB40."