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Wilko Johnson making 'excellent progress' a month after cancer surgery

6/18/2014

Terminally-ill rocker Wilko Johnson has been discharged from hospital and is making "excellent progress" in his recovery after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour from his pancreas. The former Dr. Feelgood star, who has been suffering from inoperable pancreatic cancer since January, 2013, was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England on 30 April (14) to undergo a nine-hour operation. The surgery was a success, but Johnson was kept under doctors' care for several weeks to ensure he didn't experience any complications. He has since been allowed to go home and now a representative for the musician has shared an update with fans on his Facebook.com page. Thanking fans for their ongoing support, the rep writes, "We're sure you will be as delighted as we are that after making excellent progress at Addenbrooke's over the last few weeks, Wilko is now convalescing back at his home. "Naturally after such an extensive procedure, Wilko is extremely tired, and it will take him some time to recuperate, so he asks that you respect his privacy, but we had to share this incredibly positive news. "On behalf of Wilko and his family, another huge thank you for your magnificent support over recent months - it really means a great deal to Wilko - and please join us in thanking the staff at Addenbrooke's for everything they have achieved in some extremely difficult circumstances." Johnson's pal Roger Daltrey previously revealed the ailing rocker had started to use his downtime to write songs for a new joint album with The Who star following the March (14) release of their collaborative project, Going Back Home.

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