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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge diagnosed with leukemia

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photo: Neville Elder

Throbbing Gristle and Psychic-TV co-founder Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Genesis shared the news on Facebook:

About 4 weeks ago we were having severe problems breathing. My dearest friends Roxy ( of Wetware) and Leigha Mason an amazing artist insisted they take me to an ER. After about 14 hours, and lots of tests and scans we were rushed to the Presbyterian Hospital Oncology Wing. We had been diagnosed with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia. Descrobed by my Doctors as ” a severe, life threatening blood disorder.” Not my favourite piece of recent news! But then again we have cheated death several times since my first clinical demise in 1967..! What it DOES mean is we have to take this seriously and this time we cannot just power through it.

Genesis begins chemotherapy on October 23, which means Psychic TV’s European tour, which was to have begun this weekend, has been postponed. Genesis, we are pulling for you — get better and fuck cancer.

You can read Genesis’ whole Facebook post here:

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