Wilko Johnson Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer

Wilko JohnsonGuitarist Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The former member of Dr.Feelgood has decided not to receive treatment for cancer of the pancreas. The announcement was made by the musician’s manager, Robert Hoy, via Facebook.

He wrote: “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.”