Huntress Singer Battled Metal Health Issues On Top Of Cancer

(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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