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Wilko Johnson's tumour successfully removed

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May 02, 2014 | 3:38am EDT

Terminally-ill rocker Wilko Johnson is recovering in hospital after medics successfully removed 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 Wednesday (30Apr14) to undergo major surgery on the growth. His management cancelled all public engagements, including a scheduled set at Glastonbury festival in June (14), and announced that Johnson would be "out of action for the foreseeable future". Now his manager Lisa Climie has told fans the surgery went well and Johnson is recovering in hospital. In a post on the musician's Facebook.com page on Friday (02May14), she writes, "Wilko is recovering following a nine hour operation on Wednesday in which doctors successfully removed a pancreatic tumour. The head of the medical team treating Wilko said that they were happy with his condition. "Wilko will stay under very close observation for the next few days. Although cautiously optimistic the team have to stress that it is very early days yet. "The family thank everyone for their good wishes and ask for some privacy at this time so they can support Wilko with his recovery in peace."

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