Behemoth Frontman Has Leukaemia

Behemoth frontman Nergal, real name Adam Darski, has confirmed the serious illness he previously refused to identify is leukaemia.

Behemoth Frontman Has Leukaemia
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Behemoth frontman Nergal, real name Adam Darski, has confirmed the serious illness he previously refused to identify is leukaemia and the disease has developed so far that chemotherapy can't help him. The extreme metal outfit from Poland recently cancelled all touring plans as Nergal confirmed he needed immediate medical attention. Now it's been revealed his fiancee Doda has donated bone marrow, although it's not yet known whether her DNA will match his. Last week Nergal said: "I take my sickness at face value so I can understand and learn more. Most illnesses like mine are healed by positive thinking I don't rely on faith, but on belief in myself. But let's just say this is a very strong enemy." The frontman has been the subject of controversy in his native Poland after a series of attacks on the Catholic church. He was threatened with prison after tearing a Bible to pieces in 2007 and calling the religion a "murderous cult". Behemoth have been threatened with a national banning order in Poland, although action has never been taken. Their most recent video, for the track Alas, Lord is Upon Me, was banned from YouTube. A censored version is now available on the site. Leukaemia causes the body's bone marrow to generate too many underdeveloped blood cells, meaning the blood is not capable of replenishing the body's systems. Around 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year, with about 200,000 dying from it. Thanks for the report to RockRadio.

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    Nutman69
    ill bet conservative ****s are probably saying this is what he gets. good luck nergal!
    mydian
    Good luck Nergal. And keep believing in yourself. All religion does is inspire hate, take your money, and give you false hope. And to the Christians on here saying Burn in hell and all that.. you'll be burning in hell for that comment. have a nice day.
    Awokmyweewok
    mydian wrote: Good luck Nergal. And keep believing in yourself. All religion does is inspire hate, take your money, and give you false hope. And to the Christians on here saying Burn in hell and all that.. you'll be burning in hell for that comment. have a nice day.
    Obviously "Love thy neighbor" inspires hate. Don't know the band, have no interest in the band, but hope he doesn't die.
    Echoplex
    ExOblivione wrote: To any Christian with any negative thoughts towards the man, do the most Christian thing you can do and pray for the man's recovery. I am.
    Yeah, seriously. I'm Catholic, but I'm a bit of an atheist sympathizer. It's easy to see why anyone would be in a world like this.
    Raven_Flight
    ingames wrote: "...-I don't rely on faith, but on belief in myself." Even here, he MUST mention something about his atheism/satanism. Jesus, what's wrong with these people? He's a great musician, I accept that, but his extreme hatred against any sort of organized religion makes me indifferent to what happens to him. Oh well.
    Come on, compared to all the videos/lyrics/albums covers by behemoth this comment is nothing... He is just saying he has something to believe in so people don't go "Oh, now you are going to become a believer and go to the church everyday to pray for your life right? " I'm sure Maynard thinks exactly the same.
    Galvatron
    Sad news. I saw them headline a few months ago and they were on their game. Best wishes to Nergal.
    jbwraith
    Nutman69 wrote: ill bet conservative ****s are probably saying this is what he gets. good luck nergal!
    I'm a pretty conservative guy. I wish him well and I hope he recovers. I like thrash, death, and black metal, and while these guys aren't a band I like that much, I respect their abilities as musicians. As mydian wrote: "And to the Christians on here saying Burn in hell and all that....", he's right. Who are we to judge someone? Respect their beliefs because only the dead know the truth about whether there is a God or not, and they don't seem to be able to tell us.
    Alive@myfuneral
    mydian wrote: Good luck Nergal. And keep believing in yourself. All religion does is inspire hate, take your money, and give you false hope. And to the Christians on here saying Burn in hell and all that.. you'll be burning in hell for that comment. have a nice day.
    Truth has been spoken! If you're a true Christian then you'll wish him well whether he's a Satanist or not (which he isn't) The man is an inspiration to many, it doesn't matter if you like his music but you should respect him as he is
    thewolflord
    Aw man, first Dio, now Nergal?! FUUUUU- Get well soon, and may you slay your cancer with the blade of demonic souls. Infernal hails from the Bay Area.
    Deathmethod
    Damn, that really killed my happy streak. I wish him a full and painless recovery.
    metalheadblues
    MaidenandEddy wrote: nuclearrootbeer wrote: Alive@myfuneral wrote: Bad news but if anyone can come through it, Nergal can. Can't see him being the type of person who would go without one hell of a fight. that's what everyone thought about ronnie james dio Agreed. And Dio was getting better as well before he died... metalheadblues wrote: nuclearrootbeer wrote: glen benton of deicide has AIDS seriously? its very unfortunate this information my cousin died of this disease lets just hope nergal follows the same fate.. Either you are an incredibly sick man OR (and the most likely reason) you've just mis-worded this comment and you hope he DOESN'T follow the same fate as your cousin. I pray it's the second comment.
    yepp yepp MY MISTAKE...i really love behemoth and i wish nergal the best..i mistyped sorry
    Tsunami3000
    okay, like i said before. Drummer:Check Bassist:Check Guitarist:Check/in progress unfortunately Singer:Check second guitarist:????? Keyboard player:????? right now, theres an afterlife supergroup being formed i really wont be as sad if in the afterlife i get to see all my music heroes play n shred in some kind of musician afterlife
    sch1z0
    I don't really like Behemoth, but it's so sad to see all these people dying off.
    Metalcore Jero
    *sadface* Hope Nergal makes a full and speedy recovery, the world has lost too many good musicians of late
    Khorne666
    nuclearrootbeer wrote: Alive@myfuneral wrote: Bad news but if anyone can come through it, Nergal can. Can't see him being the type of person who would go without one hell of a fight. that's what everyone thought about ronnie james dio
    So true... RIP.
    ExOblivione
    To any Christian with any negative thoughts towards the man, do the most Christian thing you can do and pray for the man's recovery. I am.
    PlayFreebirdNow
    Underjoggle wrote: The frontman has been the subject of controversy in his native Poland after a series of attacks on the Catholic church...A censored version is now available on the site.This paragraph isn't necessary for the story and will only start a religious debate (looks like it already has). Take it out.
    This. I hope he gets better, although I wish he didn't insult Christianity so much.
    HoneyofRuin
    This is... Unnverving. And quite sad. Behemoth is exactly what their names implies: a ****ing behemoth. If he dies, the band will die and another good chunk of metal will die with him/them.
    Gh.
    Shit, I wish him well. I never was a fan, but I have a lot of respect for him.
    The frontman has been the subject of controversy in his native Poland after a series of attacks on the Catholic church. He was threatened with prison after tearing a Bible to pieces in 2007 and calling the religion a "murderous cult". Behemoth have been threatened with a national banning order in Poland, although action has never been taken. Their most recent video, for the track Alas, Lord is Upon Me, was banned from YouTube. A censored version is now available on the site.
    Christ, what the **** do you know about Poland and Poles to note this shit? Couple of *****s had tried to find fame by suing him, failed and what's the deal? In US people are doing it almost every day before breakfast. The difference is that they prefer sue for homophobia or racism instead offending religious beliefs. Religion USED TO(it's rapidly changing) be a huge part of polish tradition due to partition by mainly protestants and orthodox states in XIXc.(notice the centruary and it's realities before writing anything). Sorry, I'm a bit sick of that label put on my country.
    krvolok
    oh cries form Babylon to Rome echo and woe. I,like many tend to idealize certain people,Nergal for one,so when some thing like this happens it's like five times worst .Recover fast Nergal!Zdravlja i dug ivot!!! I'm sure that any true metalhead,a/ or theistic,christian or not is hoping/praying for a recovery.
    Astyan
    Well, just as I feared. It ****ing sucks, to say the least. Good luck, Nergal. To think I saw him live less than two months ago and he looked just fine...
    Diebymyhand
    theres bound to be some fans out there with matching bone marrow that would be willing to donate if necessary. I'd do it. he must get better because their albums keep getting better and better, and at this rate the next one will be the masterpiece of masterpieces.
    death punch
    i personally think this type of music is shit but when it comes to death that is serious shit. just so everyone knows i do respect avery and all artists because i am entitled to my opinion i can say that i hate this band and many like them but i wish you good luck.
    DScarface
    KataklysmDeth wrote: SiKthtallica669 wrote: Worst thing I've heard in a while, and I'm just a moderate fan. This year has really been a catch 22 for metal. Honestly if anyone can pull through this, it's Nergal. I thought the same about Dio...but you never know...positive thinking is always good but don't forget reality.
    Just as I was reading this comment 'Heaven and Hell' started playing. Creepy. I wish Nergal all the best though.
    guitarhero2677
    while I don't agree with some of his views, (I'm Catholic and YES I listen to Death Metal) I wish him the best and who knows he might let Christ into his life
    Razorshadow
    We dont need another great one leaving this world yet.... Why is everyone that we love die. Like Dio, Cliff, Paul Gray, and Dimebag. I know there are more but thats all i got from the top of my head....
    yasman88
    rokkit wrote: Ulalume wrote: This is quite the behemoth of an illness. TOO SOON!!!
    I couldn't help but laugh when I read this
    trendkill-
    Astyan wrote: Well, just as I feared. It ****ing sucks, to say the least. Good luck, Nergal. To think I saw him live less than two months ago and he looked just fine...
    He is a fighter thats why. metal is taking quite a beating this year, musicans are dying every month, car accidents cancer, no nergals life seems to be next. hope he make a full recovery because leukaemia is brutal.
    Tanaboon
    Now I'm sad. They played a local gig in my town, and I DIDNT go because I didn't start listening to them at that point. And small shows are the best because of how close you are too the band. I really hope he makes it so I can have a chance to see em shred.
    FearOfTheDuck
    jeffmetalhead wrote: Prayer has been scientifically proven not to work (I dare you to prove me wrong).
    There was something i found really funny about that statement. I don't really have a problem with religion. Its the fanatics who give it a bad name.
    Lion_Slicer
    SG Man Forever wrote: Also, to people saying shit about christians saying he should burn in hell, look through these comments. There's not a single one saying anything like that. all the christian posters are saying they hope he gets better, even if they disagree with him.
    Most of the Christians are legit like you say, but there were some very negative ones too (the very first comment was one). Most have been deleted, thankfully.
    jeffmetalhead wrote: There seems to be too many christians and not enough Lions in here. Prayer has been scientifically proven not to work (I dare you to prove me wrong). So to all the religious people...Fuck You! And best wishes to Nergal/Adam and Behemoth...and all Atheists
    If you need to scientifically prove/disprove anything spiritual, you're doing it wrong. Also, if you would take a look around (like SG Man Forever says) you'd see that A LOT of these Christians are the best example of religious people you could find. And you close-minded atheists give them hate just for being who they are? I swear that most so-called atheists just latch onto something that someone else wrote and call that their beliefs. Crowley and LaVey might as well be your bible. You should take the time to REALLY question what you've been told, and how well that fits with yourself and the people and world around you. I took the time and thought to do so, and I am now 100% confident in my beliefs, and that helps me get through anything. And nothing could ever "prove" me wrong. That's something that I have in common with both Nergal and true Christians.
    hugh20
    SlipknotRule93 wrote: Just thinking, I like the irony that his real name is Adam.
    Irony how? Learn the meaning of it. This is really sad I hope he pulls through, but the odds aren't in his favour.
    saberrocks
    200,000 out of 300,000 don't survive it? That's like 66,6%!!! Anyway, it's a shame he's ill. I'm a christian and I don't like his views, but still I think it's terrible.
    jeffmetalhead
    AvernusAblaze wrote: It would be really shit if Nergal died, been enough deaths in metal this year already. He's certainly in my prayers.
    Don't for get to sacrifce a goat. There seems to be too many christians and not enough Lions in here. Prayer has been scientifically proven not to work (I dare you to prove me wrong). So to all the religious people...Fuck You! And best wishes to Nergal/Adam and Behemoth...and all Atheists
    Ed T H
    Fuck 2010... :-/ And, being from Poland, I can comfort you even more. ; The number of registered donors here is about 40k-80k, I don't remember which, and Poland is about 38mln overall. So... Bearing in mind that none of his relatives are a match to his DNA, his chances are getting slimmer. But I don't know the procedures for getting bone marrow abroad. One way or another, get well, Nergal.
    AvernusAblaze
    It would be really shit if Nergal died, been enough deaths in metal this year already. He's certainly in my prayers.
    i_am_metalhead
    Dio died, Paul Grey from Slipknot died, two of my friends have died this summer... now Nergal is on the verge of death!? This has been a terrible year so far. =(