Guitarist Wilko Johnson Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer
Former Dr Feelgood rocker Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
The guitarist, 65, has chosen not to receive treatment and will instead live out his final few months travelling, touring and recording what will be his last album.
A post on his official Facebook.com page reads: "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."
Johnson performed with the British rock group during the 1970s and left to his form his own group, The Wilko Johnson Band. He has also starred in TV series Game of Thrones as a mute executioner.