Jarabe de Palo Says 'Adiós' to Fans: Watch

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Pau Dones of 'Jarabe de palo' presents new album, book and tour '50 Palos' at Alcala Theater on March 7, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. 

Pau Donés, the singer synonymous with his group Jarabe de Palo, bids farewell to the stage after cancer treatment and 20th anniversary tour; vows to return.

Pau Donés, whose name been synonymous with the Spanish band Jarabe de Palo for 20 years has bid farewell to his fans in an emotional New Year’s video.  

Donés, 52, who was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago and has undergone treatment, had previously announced that he would stop performing after an extensive, mostly sold-out tour that celebrated Jarabe de Palo’s two decades as one of Spain’s most popular and enduring bands. The group also has a strong following in Latin America and the United States, with seven songs that have landed on Billboard's hot Latin songs chart, including hits "La Flaca" and "Grita."   

  

“Above all be happy,” Donés said in the video on YouTube. “Because life is urgent; life is just one and it is now.” Donés said the band will stop performing because “it’s time to do other things.” He thanked fans for letting the group “form part of the soundtrack of your life and of ours.”  

“We’ll come back,” Donés added. “I don’t know when or in what form, but we will return.”