Behemoth: Nergal Released From Hospital

Nergal is out of the Polish hospital he'd been receiving treatment for leukemia.

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Behemoth frontman Nergal, who has been receiving treatment for leukemia for more than six months, has left the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne (UCK) in Gdansk on Monday, January 17th.

His release comes four weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure. He commented:

"Hey! What's up! At last one could say. After almost half a year of treatment in various hospitals, several cycles of chemotherapy, irradiation and a bone marrow transplant, I have been finally released home in a pretty fuckin' good condition. I'm feeling ok, taking the intensity of treatment under consideration. That was not an easy period of my life, but, as I envisioned, I left the hospital victorious.

"I never considered any other options, but anyway, there were rough moments too At this point I must express my thanks to the people who made all of those downs fairly bearable. My parents thank you. You deserve a monument for all your love and patience. Dorotka, thank you for your heroic attitude, love and support. I can't forget Doda's fans, who made a gigantic effort for me and other ill people. You rule! Absolutely fantastic Behemoth fans from all over the world were organizing various events to make people aware of what leukemia is.

"To all of you out there - my deepest respect! Thank you the real heroes - Prof. Hellmann, Dr. Piekarska, Dr. Knopinska, Doc. Giebel, Prof. Hoowiecki and all the nurses of the hematology division of the Medical Academy in Gdansk and the Oncology Clinic in Gliwice for all the professionalism and great hearts. My band mates for all the friendship and never-ending support. All my friends for sticking to me throughout the whole period of my illness. The list is too long to mention you all, but remember, you have special place in my heart."

Nergal will now go through a recovery which will last for several months. During this time he will stay in his flat in one of the Gdansk's districts.

"Although the whole treatment went really good, as well as the bone marrow transplant and the post-transplant period, the next several months is the time when I must really take care of myself. Of course I will have plenty of time to recover, think about the strategy and my return to the stage which approaches imminently (laughs).

"First of all however I must rebuild my physical condition apart from that, I hunger for playing, I haven't been playing the guitar for a half of year now! Really much to catch up, but also a huge motivation and a desire to work again at the same time. This year will be a really important one for me and the band!"

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    Set-Abominae
    This is good to hear. I saw them with Septic Flesh last year, Flesh kinda stole the show but Behemoth weren't bad by a long shot.
    Tanaboon
    Great news. I'm currently punching myself in the face for not seeing them at my local bar last year.
    Maggot66
    Can't say I overly listen to them, but this is amazing news. It's about time someone gained a victory over death.
    flecktowned
    Man I can't even imagine going six months without playing guitar...rock on Nergal
    guitarnoob_100
    Hopefully he gets better. But we heard this about Dio too and we all know what happened. We don't need more musicians dying. They should keep a really close watch on him.
    mtllica
    Excellent, excellent news. I was very worried whether he would pull through or not, but things seem to be looking up
    Ghostmaker
    Great news. I remember how many metal guys we lost last year and when I heard the news I was sure he was next. Rock on Nergal!
    EpiExplorer
    thedarkblues06 wrote: ChucklesMginty wrote: Finally someone who's not dying. +infinity
    I hesitate to say 'yet'. Oh shit, I said it... I have cursed us all. :c
    Skinny91
    I'm glad he finally pulled through, what an awesome guy. Perhaps this year we can have more stories of Rockstars living and making awesome music instead of losing them.
    Somekid94
    I don't listen to Behemoth that much, but this is great new to read/hear.
    shadow_murph
    SilverRock113 wrote: This made my day. BEHEMOTH!!!!!
    Made my day aswell! Glad to hear he is doing better!!!!
    whaip
    after a very ****ed up year, THE METAL STAYS ALIVE! cheers everybody, cheers!=)
    The Interlude
    I literally started crying tears of joy when I heard this. He is just an admirable and loving guy. And yea, there has been to many deaths in music and he should be under extreme speculation. Especially since many good musicians have died not long after an operation, like Chuck Schuldiner or Ronnie James Dio. I may not know you Nergal, but I love you like one human being can love another. Oh and.....BEHEMOTH!!
    dragozan
    Nergal met the reaper....and drop-kicked him in the face! You rule Nergal!
    mhb
    nothin' more metal than receivin' intense medical treatment for somethin' extremely serious and survivin'! good show!!!!!
    i_am_metalhead
    Great news! Early detection and treatment along with a positive attitude normally end with good results for cancer patients. I'm glad it held true with Nergal!
    slayer_rule_\m/
    Great news. I hope his recovery goes well maybe one day they'll come back to the UK so I can actually see them next time
    WyvernOmega
    Absolute FUCK YEAH! I don't know this guy, but his attitude is awesome. Glad he's better
    CoreysMonster
    [x]Huffy[x] wrote: I vote in favour of the article title being changed to "Nergal Kicks Cancer's Ass".
    Agreed. Fantastic news. Checked.