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Huntress Singer Battled Metal Health Issues On Top Of Cancer

07/22/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Huntress singer Jill Janus has discussed her lifelong mental health battle as she recovers from cancer surgery. She's reported that she's doing well after a hysterectomy for deal with a tumour in her uterus.

But she'll continue to face bouts of schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder - which have left her in a suicidal state on a number of occasions over the years.

Janus tells Revolver: "During the process of writing and recording our third album Static, I began to feel like something bad was growing within me. When we were on tour with Amon Amarth, I started to bleed heavily between my periods. I had a procedure, and my doctor found early stages of cancer in my uterus."

But she says: "I know I'll survive - I've survived much worse." That includes schizoaffective disorder, diagnosed when she was 20, after she'd been showing symptoms for several years.

Janus is now cancer-free following a successful hysterectomy a few weeks ago. The singer is also opening up for the first time about her lifelong struggle with mental health issues "I was suicidal constantly," she recalls. "In my mid-20s it shifted to full-blown mania. I can't really remember much of my 20s. I lost my long-term memory and can't remember names, faces, or even places." Read more here.

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