Sad news: Sylvain Sylvain of legendary NYC proto-punks New York Dolls has been diagnosed with cancer. A GoFundMe has been launched, which reads: "He has been undergoing treatment that appears to be moving along successfully but has a long way to go. This fund will be of great assistance in getting him back on his feet." The fundraiser also has a statement from Sylvain, which reads:

Hi Everybody:
I know there has been some curiosity, speculation and, yes, rumor about why I haven't been Rampaging songs on FB or, more importantly, out on tour promoting my book “There’s No Bones in Ice Cream” and playing in a town near YOU.
First the BAD news: For about a year now, I have been battling cancer.
Then the GOOD news:I have an upcoming surgery with a great doctor that may do the TRICK. There will, however, be a somewhat long recovery period (at least a year). I have not been able to work since last year and have more surgery scheduled. I love life! As hard as life has been to me these past 2 years I want to live and I know with your love & support I’ll have the best chance that I could ever have,
Sylvain Sylvain

We're wishing Sylvain as speedy a recovery as possible. If you'd like to help out, donate here.