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Wilko Johnson seriously ill

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:13 pm
by Chris P
Sad news from his manager:

WILKO JOHNSON – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended
his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience.

Thank you.

Robert Hoy
(Manager)

Re: Wilko Johnson seriously ill

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:15 pm
by Adam Blake
Yeah, it's all over Facebook like a hideous rash. So sad about this. So sad...

Re: Wilko Johnson seriously ill

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:25 pm
by Chris P
And so I guess "The Sky at Night" will never have the presenter they really need

Re: Wilko Johnson seriously ill

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:10 pm
by NickH
Yes, very sad news indeed. I've seen many Wilko performances over the years, but particularly enjoyed the Rough Trade launch of his autobiography last year. As well as playing a live set, he was hugely entertaining during a talk about the early days of Dr Feelgood, Southend and his unique guitar technique. He also criticised the US drone attacks currently killing civilians in Afghanistan, a country he visited on the hippy trail in the 1960s.

Here's Wilko with one of the great Dylan covers....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tn_bC2quI

Re: Wilko Johnson seriously ill

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:23 pm
by Ted

Re: Wilko Johnson seriously ill

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:00 am
by Willy
Just got back from the Village Green Festival, where Wilko was in top form.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGIWzIrFigI