Last year, Wilko Johnson cheated death – now he’s back, and bloody annoyed

by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 21 December 2015

Doctors do fantastic things for us every single day. But they are not invincible, and some times they make mistakes just like the rest of us. It might be a mistake of diagnosis or prognosis or treatment.

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, the former Dr Feelgood member began a very public goodbye. Then an oncologist went to a farewell gig – and spotted a misdiagnosis.

Wilko Johnson is well again. In spring last year, he was delivered of the three-kilogram tumour he thought would claim his life, and now he is dealing with a cosmic anticlimax: declaring in public that he was going to die, and then not doing so.

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