The Pogues' Chevron diagnosed with terminal cancer
Chevron successfully underwent treatment for head and neck cancer in 2007, but in April 2012 doctors discovered a new, inoperable tumor.
"This one is in a position whereby treatment is seriously ill-advised and would almost certainly cause stroke or worse," the band said in a statement. "The cancer is, in short, inoperable and will prove fatal in time, though it is at present impossible to measure life expectancy."
The Dublin, Ireland-born musician joined the celtic rock group shortly after the release of their 1984 debut Red Roses For Me. In recent years, he oversaw the remastering of the group's entire back catalogue. He is also the singer and founder of the punk group The Radiators From Space and has worked on theatrical music for the Old Vic Theatre in London and Galway's Druid Theatre.
He is currently on a break from both groups but hopes to continue making music."Philip thanks his friends, colleagues, family and management team for their enduring support and hopes to make some notable musical contributions before, as he puts it, the cancer becomes 'lethal,'" the statement concluded.
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