Wilko Johnson cancels forthcoming live shows for “medical procedure”

Wilko Johnson has cancelled all of his future live shows and public engagements to undergo a medical procedure. The guitarist, who has terminal cancer, has, according to a spokesperson been forced to pull all future appearances "reluctantly" to go into hospital. He was scheduled to make several festival appearances this summer, including Glastonbury.

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Wilko Johnson has cancelled all of his future live shows and public engagements to undergo a medical procedure.

The guitarist, who has terminal cancer, has, according to a spokesperson been forced to pull all future appearances “reluctantly” to go into hospital. He was scheduled to make several festival appearances this summer, including Glastonbury.

A statement from his spokesman said that the guitarist has “sought further advice about his pancreatic cancer and as a result has undergone a medical procedure that will see him out of action for the foreseeable future”.

He added: “Doctors are hopeful that following the surgery the prognosis for Wilko will be positive.”

Last January, Johnson announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and was not seeking any treatment. He subsequently undertook a farewell tour of the UK, saying that since his diagnosis he felt “vividly alive”.

Most recently, he recorded an album with Roger Daltrey titled Going Back Home.

Photo credit: Brian David Stevens


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