Wilko Johnson Helps Success Of Cancer Benefit Gala

(The Blues) Wilko helps raise 100,000 for cancer fight: Terminal cancer victim Wilko Johnson took a leading part in a recent gala night to celebrate the memory of Madness singer Suggs' sister-in-law, who passed away from the killer disease.

Only four people in a hundred will survive pancreatic cancer, one of the worst forms of the illness and that won't include Wilko, who's refused chemotherapy and intends to keep working until he's no longer able.

In the event video he explains: "Right up until the moment I did not suspect it; it was a complete surprise when he said those words: 'You've got cancer.'

"When I was given the diagnosis I was sitting with my son. He immediately broke down, and my immediate reaction was: 'Son!' But the doctor said, "No, let him cry." more.

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