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From the Wilko Johnson Band Facebook page:

WILKO JOHNSON – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.

He has just set off on a trip to Japan; on his return we plan to complete a new CD, make a short tour of France, then give a series of farewell gigs in the UK. There is also a live DVD in the pipeline, filmed on the last UK tour.

Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience.

Thank you.

Robert Hoy (Manager)"

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RE: Wilko

Thats terrible news, he worked with the blockheads in ian dury & the blockheads, very sad news indeed.

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RE: Wilko

What horrible news. Such an influential guitarist...

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RE: Wilko

Great link Chebby.

Watched Oil City Confidential again yesterday, as felt I had to.

Have decided that I will go and see him if he does do a little tour but know for me and many people of my generation it will be a hugely emotional experience.

Being at a gig with a many blubbing 50 year olds will be hard but it has to be done.

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RE: Wilko

Any news on wilko's condition ??? i am glad he hasn't died yet.

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RE: Wilko

Interesting that he chose not to take medication - and has outlasted his 'forecast'...

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RE: Wilko

'

Wilko Johnson: ‘My condition makes being alive all that more intense’'

 

Indeed !

"FOR a man told seven months ago he had only six months to live, Wilko Johnson sounds in good spirits."

You KEEP goin' man...... never give in !

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