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Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber announced today that he has been forced to stop playing due to a herniated disc in his neck which has reduced the power in his right arm. His final performance as a cellist will be on 2 May at the Forum Theatre, Malvern with the English Chamber Orchestra. Lloyd Webber said: "I am devastated. There were so many exciting plans that cannot now come to fruition. I have had an immensely fulfilling career and feel privileged to have worked with so many great musicians and orchestras but now I have to move on." READ THE FULL guardian ARTICLE