Nine hour operation "successful" for terminally ill Wilko Johnson

Southend Standard: Nine hour operation "successful" for terminally ill Wilko Johnson Nine hour operation "successful" for terminally ill Wilko Johnson

GUITAR legend Wilko Johnson is recovering from a nine hour operation to remove a pancreatic tumour – which appears to have gone well.

The former Dr Feelgood member announced earlier this week that he was pulling out of a planned Glastonbury Festival appearance to undergo surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

A statement from his manager Lisa Climie 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 that 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.”

Wilko was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early 2013.

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3:18pm Fri 2 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Wishing Wilko everything good, music like breathing is essential, Wilko is essential to living
Wishing Wilko everything good, music like breathing is essential, Wilko is essential to living carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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3:43pm Fri 2 May 14

swoodhou64 says...

Fantastic news, all the best Wilko, look forward to seeing you on the road in the future. Here's to wishing you a swift recovery
Fantastic news, all the best Wilko, look forward to seeing you on the road in the future. Here's to wishing you a swift recovery swoodhou64
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Fri 2 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the op Wilko.

Keep on rocking.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the op Wilko. Keep on rocking. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

5:01pm Fri 2 May 14

Devils Advocate says...

Best wishes to Wilko. Lets hope he and his family enjoy a peaceful time as Wilko recovers, and that we will soon see him back to full health!
Best wishes to Wilko. Lets hope he and his family enjoy a peaceful time as Wilko recovers, and that we will soon see him back to full health! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Fri 2 May 14

LexyGirl says...

Stay positive Wilko, you are much loved xoxox
Stay positive Wilko, you are much loved xoxox LexyGirl
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