According to recent reports, Phil Chevron of The Pogues, and The Radiators From Space, who suffered from esophageal cancer from 2007 through 2011, has been diagnosed with cancer once again. Here’s a statement from the Pogues:
“Pogues and Radiators from Space guitarist Philip Chevron has revealed that the head & neck cancer for which he received treatment in 2007 and a clean bill of health in April 2012 has in fact returned. In August 2012, Chevron and his doctors noticed a new tumour and this one is in a position whereby treatment is seriously ill-advised and would almost certainly cause Stroke or worse. The cancer is, in short, inoperable and will prove fatal in time, though it is at present impossible to measure life expectancy. Chevron, who was last year part of the releases “The Pogues In Paris” on Polydor and the Radiators’ “Sound City Beat” on Chiswick, is currently taking a break from both bands. The Pogues are on a prolonged time out, emerging only in support of matters relating to their 30th anniversary this year, while the Radiators from Space have formed a splinter group, The Trouble Pilgrims, in which Chevron plays no part. In recent times, Chevron has accepted several theatre music commissions, including the Old Vic Theatre in London and Galway’s Druid Theatre.
Philip thanks his friends, colleagues, family and management team for their enduring support and hopes to make some notable musical contributions before, as he puts it, the cancer becomes “lethal”.”
We at Dying Scene wish Phil the best of luck in hopefully kicking cancer’s ass and we’ll make sure to keep him and his family in our thoughts.
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