Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wilko Johnson diagnosed with cancer

Wilko with The Blockheads circa 1980.
The British guitarist Wilko Johnson, former member of Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury's backing band The Blockheads has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas.
Manager Robert Hoy writes the following on Johnson's Facebook page:

"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."

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