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There's a nice write-up in the Observer today about this man. He was diagnosed in January and opted to forego chemotherapy, yet still is able to climb on the stage and perform. Some good psychological insights as well.

"You are walking along with a different consciousness," he said. "You look at other people and think they are all living under that terrible threat of mortality. For me though, it is sorted out, and that sets me apart."


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I remember seeing 'Doctor Feelgood' in about 1980....something and I thought "What a mad man Wilko Johnson is" but when you speak to him on a one to one basis which we were fortunate to do after the concert, he's a lovely man.

His wife died in ....I think 2004 .....of cancer and I believe that is why he has opted out for any form of treatment to help him to live longer.

He's looking so well and I tried to get tickets to see his farewell tour, but they sold out within minutes of going on sale. He said "I should die more often, it's given me a new lease of life"....funny man.


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