A Game Of Thrones actor has terminal cancer, his manager has confirmed, and Wilko Johnson’s rep has posted a Facebook message to inform fans of the actor and musician’s health status.
Robert Hoy confirmed that the actor has terminal cancer of the pancreas and has opted not to seek aggressive treatment for the illness.
In the message, Hoy explains the actor’s terminal cancer diagnosis was sad but that Johnson is overall in “good spirits” and expected to continue with normal work and activities for the next few months.
The message announcing the actor’s terminal cancer begins:
“[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.”
The Facebook status update continues:
“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.”
According to the BBC, Wilko Johnson’s Game Of Thrones role re-ignited interest in Dr. Feelgood, the band with whom the actor played in the 70s.