With almost 30 years in the entertainment business, Paul Anthony is a member of the legendary and Grammy award winning R&B Hip Hop group Full Force. Paul Anthony formed the group along with his brothers Lou George Jr. (Bowlegged Lou) and Brian George (B-Fine) as well as with cousins Gerard Charles (Baby Gerry), Curtis Bedeau (Curt-t-t) and J.R. Clarke (Shy Shy). Paul Anthony is a producer, songwriter, and vocalist who has worked with entertainers such as Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, James Brown, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Selena, Nicki Minaj and Patti Labelle. Paul Anthony has also starred in the urban classic films “House Party”, “House Party 2” and “Krush Groove”. Throughout his career, Paul Anthony has maintained a healthy lifestyle because of his commitment to fitness, body building and keeping a positive attitude.
(above with Frank Zane)
With all of Paul Anthony’s musical, acting and body building skills, he still wasn’t immune to a molecular invasion that he is currently using to bring awareness to a disease that doesn’t discriminate. Paul Anthony is one of many “Cancer Champions” who has battled Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Paul Anthony explains how he found out that he has the disease:
“I was in the gym training and my training partner saw a small lump in my neck. He thought it was unusual and suggested that I get checked out. I didn’t feel anything, which is pretty normal with this disease. I went to the doctor and had a FNA (fine needle aspiration). During the biopsy procedure they removed fluid and tested it. The biopsy was conclusive and there still is no cure for this disease.”
Shortly after diagnosis, Paul Anthony developed a plan of attack. He canvassed cancer treatment centers and interviewed several world renowned physicians before deciding to begin treatment with Dr. Paul A. Hamlin. Making the right choice was easy for Paul Anthony and the irony of him and his doctor sharing the same name came up it only served as confirmation of his decision.
Six months of intense chemotherapy followed Paul Anthony’s diagnosis. During treatment Paul Anthony maintained his fitness regiment despite the rigorous treatments. Paul Anthony believes that implementing healthy lifestyle choices, spirituality and mental focus and a few of the most important defenses in combating illness and maintaining a healthy life.
(above with Bruce Ebel)
Paul Anthony is currently in remission. He feels fortunate that his brother, Lou George Jr., better known by his stage name Bowlegged Lou, is a direct match for him should there be a need for a blood donor. The success rate for such an operation is now 98-99%. True to his public persona, Paul Anthony is living life to the fullest. Throughout the whole process he never stopped to question why he was faced with this challenge.
(above with David Bowie)
(above with Bruce Springsteen)
Paul Anthony with Bruce Ebel. Largo MD.