Wilko has major surgery

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May 2014 Wilko has major surgery

AN OFFICAL statement from Wilko Johnson’s manager on May 2 said: “Wilko is recovering following a nine-hour operation on Wednesday in which doctors successfully removed a pancreatic tumour.


“The head of the medical team treating Wilko said that they were happy with his condition. Wilko will stay under very close observation for the next few days.


“Although cautiously optimistic, the team have to stress it is very early days yet.


“The family thank everyone for their good wishes and ask for some privacy at this time, so they can support Wilko with his recovery in peace.” Lisa Climie, Manager, Wilko Johnson


Johnson revealed early in 2013 that he had terminal cancer, and announced he was going on a farewell tour. On March 22, he played what was announced as his final show guesting with Madness on TV. After, he said he would not be able to perform his two final homecoming shows at Canvey Island due to ill health and would not be performing again.