On the Facebook page for Nigel Olsson's Fan Club, the drummer says his spouse is going through breast cancer treatment, and thanks fans for their prayers.
He adds that Schanda is strong and has a great attitude.
Nigel also thanks people for their support, considering himself to be ''blessed'' to be able to make others smile ''in the midst of all the insane craziness that is going on in the world.''
Looking ahead, the musician says the coming year will be full of ''some very cool stuff.''
Meanwhile, he sends out wishes for joy and love, as ''a brilliant 2018.''