Wilko Johnson is reportedly making “excellent progress” after an operation on April 30 to have a pancreatic tumour removed.
Johnson is currently convalescing at home after the procedure at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire. A statement on the Dr Feelgood Facebook reads:
“We’re sure you will be as delighted as we are that after making excellent progress at Addenbrooke’s over the last few weeks, Wilko is now convalescing back at his home. Naturally after such an extensive procedure, Wilko is extremely tired, and it will take him some time to recuperate, so he asks that you respect his privacy, but we had to share this incredibly positive news. On behalf of Wilko and his family, another huge thank you for your magnificent support over recent months – it really means a great deal to Wilko – and please join us in thanking the staff at Addenbrooke’s for everything they have achieved in some extremely difficult circumstances.”
Johnson underwent a nine-hour operation earlier last month. Johnson cancelled all of his future live shows and public engagements to undergo the procedure. He was scheduled to make several festival appearances this summer, including Glastonbury, but “reluctantly” pulled his commitments to go into hospital.
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