Wilko Johnson reveal his cancer diagnosis has made him ‘feel alive’. The English singer, guitarist mainly recognized for being part of the rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood and is terminally ill did give an intimate interview on BBC Radio 4‘s Front Row last night, in which he had expressed that he is not just coping with this bout of Cancer, it is also making him feel “vividly alive.”
Speaking to Front Row’s John Wilson, the guitarist is saying that his experience does have an upside to this news as he found out that he is suffering pancreatic cancer he has not felt more alive in years. He told Wilson:
“I am actually a miserable person. I’ve spent most of my life moping in depressions and things, but this has all lifted.”
Wilko lost his wife to cancer eight years ago and admitted that he is,
”still prone to bursting into tears thinking about her,” but he has yet to feel remotely sorry for himself about his condition, adding “I’ve had a fantastic life. When I think about the things that have happened to me and the things I’ve done, I think anybody who asks for more would just be being greedy. I don’t wanna be greedy.”
He also in the plans of a brief tour in France next month, finishing up on his finial album and has organized a farewell tour in the UK.