Dr. Feelgood's Wilko Johnson Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer
Guitarist has decided not to seek treatment for illness.
Posted on Jan 10, 2013 01:19 pm
NME is reporting that Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas.
His manager, Robert Hoy used the Wilko Johnson Facebook page to make the announcement today.
"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 also stated that Johnson intends to undertake a farewell tour of the U.K.
"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."
The guitarist, who is 65, played with Dr. Feelgood between 1971 and 1977 and played with the Blockheads in 1980 before releasing a succession of albums with the Wilko Johnson Band.