Wilko Johnson Too Ill To Perform Anymore - Noise11.com
Wilko Johnson photo by David Coombes, Noise11, Photo

Wilko Johnson photo by David Coombes

Wilko Johnson Too Ill To Perform Anymore

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on March 29, 2013

in News

Wilko Johnson, who has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and has not sought treatment for the disease, has played his final show.

Wilko Johnson photo by David Coombes, Noise11, Photo

Wilko Johnson photo by David Coombes

Johnson undertook a farewell tour to play one final time for his fans but was forced to cancel the final two shows on the tour in his hometown, Canvey Island. It appears that he may have contracted some sort of illness while performing with Madness in the cold last Saturday night.

His management posted the following statement on Sunday:

Important Announcement: Due to health reasons, tonight and tomorrow night’s Canvey Island concerts have been cancelled. An official announcement from management will follow shortly. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience for those fans that have already made their way down to tonight’s concert.

Wilko went on to tell Echo News:

I only performed one song but it was freezing and the wing was blowing up an absolute gale. It was whipping into my face and how Madness performed for an hour I have no idea. It was very very very cold and I think this is why I feel down.

It is really upsetting not to perform for the people of Canvey at the end. I really wish I could have done it and if one little bit of me thought it was possible I would have done it.

Johnson’s long career has included being a member of Dr. Feelgood and a member of the cast of Game of Thrones.

Read more at VVN Music

Related Posts

Engelbert Humperdinck performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Thursday 29 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Legendary Engelbert Humperinck Announces His Last Ever Australian Tour

Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck will tour Australia in 2024 for the last time.

1 day ago
Myles Goodwyn from his Facebook page
Myles Goodwyn of April Wine Dies Aged 75

Myles Goodwyn, lead singer and guitarist for Canada’s April Wine, has died at age 75.

1 day ago
James Taylor performs with his All Star Band in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 8 February 2017. Ros OGorman
James Taylor To Perform First Australian Shows Since 2017 in 2024

Singer/songwriting legend James Taylor will return to Australia in 2024 for his first tour since 2017.

2 days ago
Kiss Komplete Kareer In New York City (Or Have They)

Kiss is rock and roll over. After over 2900 shows (they didn’t quite make 3000) Kiss played their final show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday December 2, 2023.

2 days ago
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale tour Melbourne photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Fans, Start Saving, Archives Volume III Is On The Way

Neil Young fans are in for a massive injection of unreleased Neil music in 2024 with the release of the Archives Volume 3 box set.

5 days ago
Jackson Browne at MCA Melbourne 29 November 2023 photo by Winston Robinson
Jackson Browne Takes Fans on a Deep Dive Journey Across 50 Years #REVIEW

At one point Jackson Browne commented how he “doesn’t think of himself as 75 and doesn’t think of his beard as grey” but that is what a lifetime of success will do to you. For many people in the room (including myself) who started the Jackson Browne journey with his first album in 1972, this show delivered a deep dive across the entire career.

5 days ago
Ian Moss at The Palais St Kilda photo by Bron Robinson
Ian Moss Expands ‘Rivers Run Dry’ And Adds 2024 Dates

Ian Moss has added a further six bonus tracks to the ‘Rivers Run Dry’ album with live versions of songs from the album plus ‘Georgia On My Mind’ recorded in Sydney’s Enmore Theatre in August 2023.

6 days ago