anthony h wilson diagnosed with cancer

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BBC story here.

poor sod. i saw him DJ last year and he did look totally fucking miserable.

grimly fiendish (simon), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:45 (fourteen years ago) link

okay, that link didn't work. let's try again.

linky linky.

grimly fiendish (simon), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:46 (fourteen years ago) link

GWS

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Sounds quite chirpy though.

I hope Frank Sidebottom goes to visit him.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:51 (fourteen years ago) link

I like TW, at least he cared enough!

Well get well soon, and um that's it.

M Grout (Mark Grout), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:55 (fourteen years ago) link

he's a fucking hero and i don't care what anyone says.

pisces (pisces), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:05 (fourteen years ago) link

That link didn't work for me.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:09 (fourteen years ago) link

pisces OTM. he's a self-confessed wanker; and sure, he fucked up a whole heap of shit. but ultimately he's a fucking legend, he's been a much bigger influence on my life than i think even i realise, and i think he rocks bells. i've had the privilege of meeting him a couple of times and he's just a fascinating, witty, top guy.

dunno why the link didn't work, ned. here's the text, anyway:


Former Factory boss fights cancer

Anthony Wilson, the music mogul behind some of Manchester's most successful bands, has been diagnosed with cancer.

The Salford-born entrepreneur, who managed New Order, Joy Division and the Happy Mondays, underwent emergency surgery last month to remove a kidney.

The 56-year-old, who launched Factory records and the Hacienda nightclub, is due to start a chemotherapy course at Manchester's Christie Hospital.

The disease was found during a routine visit to the doctor.

Two minutes into his check-up the doctor identified that something was "seriously wrong" with his right lung.

After having the lung drained a scan revealed that his right kidney was "completely consumed" by cancer.

It was then removed at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and he is now set for two five-day treatments at the Christie.

Mr Wilson said: "It was a bit of a surprise to find out I had cancer because there is no family history.

"All my family tend to have heart attacks in the middle of the night aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

"I wasn't too upset when I was told the news. I just think you have to go with it and I see it as another step in life's adventure."

Mr Wilson reserved particular praise for the staff who treated him after his diagnosis.

"The sheer quality of the care provided to me by the nursing staff and doctors has been fantastic," he said.

"It's funny that everyone has a moan about the NHS except for people who actually use it."

Mr Wilson, who is a presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, rose to fame after he co-founded Factory Records and the Hacienda nightclub which was famously known as the birthplace of the "Madchester" music phenomenon.

The semi-fictional story of both the music label and the historic club was told in the 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People.

grimly fiendish (simon), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:22 (fourteen years ago) link

"It's funny that everyone has a moan about the NHS except for people who actually use it."

Love it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Ditto everything said already. I wish him well.

Sick Mouthy (sickmouthy), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:26 (fourteen years ago) link

many years ago an ex-girlfriend tapped a random bloke in the street on the shoulder and said 'excuse me you don't know where the Corn Exchange is do you?' the bloke turned round and it was him. she said he couldn't have been nicer or more helpful for a complete stranger. always stayed with me that.

pisces (pisces), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:34 (fourteen years ago) link

"It's funny that everyone has a moan about the NHS except for people who actually use it."

yeah... kind of except all the people who use it and complain about it, eg my 93-year-old fucking hero great uncle who got teh mrs-ting in jaunary :(. GWS anyway.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:36 (fourteen years ago) link

fuck, enrique, sorry to hear that.

grimly fiendish (simon), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:57 (fourteen years ago) link

oh he's still going but got it (hosp bug) recovering from surgery, and y'know nhs hospitals *can be* pretty shitty (londoners will probably know what i mean by the name whittington)... tough guy though.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

bummer

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

My gran went into hospital today for hip surgery.

Sick Mouthy (sickmouthy), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:06 (fourteen years ago) link

:(

step hen faps (Curt1s Stephens), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Get well Tony!! I love how he's always stayed loyal to his hometown of Manchester.

Ice Cream Electic (The Dirty Vicar), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:51 (fourteen years ago) link

oh man this sucks

will his chemo therapy get a FAC #?

esoj@w3rk (esoj@w3rk), Thursday, 15 February 2007 00:23 (fourteen years ago) link

y'know nhs hospitals *can be* pretty shitty (londoners will probably know what i mean by the name whittington)...

Errrrrrrrrr, I went to the Whittington once: clean, prompt service, lovely staff...

Best wishes to Tone!

Tom D. (Dada), Thursday, 15 February 2007 14:46 (fourteen years ago) link

i guess it must vary from person to person; i went in december (to visit said uncle) and it was none of those things -- the cleanness thing demonstrably so.

i kind of work with health people most days so i don't need to say they're lovely. some are, some are not.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Thursday, 15 February 2007 14:49 (fourteen years ago) link

I still think "It's funny that everyone has a moan about the NHS except for people who actually use it" is largely OTM, well said Anthony!

Tom D. (Dada), Thursday, 15 February 2007 14:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I like Tony Wilson. I hope he gets better.

KeefW (KeefW), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, and the NHS has been well cool any time I've been near it.

KeefW (KeefW), Friday, 16 February 2007 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

He's a cantankerous old bastard with an almost childlike enthusiasm for music (and Manchester!) somehow intermingled with a brusque, sharply funny cynicism. I'm sure those qualities will help him get better quickly.

Lostandfound (David A.), Sunday, 18 February 2007 21:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I just tend to think he will make it through this, can't explain why. One of my friends who doesn't come to this board tried to break the news to me and that's about all I could say. I didn't want to sound flippant or nonchalant about it, but my gut says he's going to be fine.

Bimbler (Sourkraut), Sunday, 18 February 2007 21:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Although if anyone wants to post an address to send flowers to...

Bimbler (Sourkraut), Sunday, 18 February 2007 21:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I only saw the (superb) film a couple of weeks ago... :-(

unfished business (Scourage), Monday, 19 February 2007 02:18 (fourteen years ago) link

me & my brother were making a joke the other week about recording a song called "wake up tony wilson, you're dead", cos we couldn't remember the last time we'd seen him on tv. now feel very guilty. :(

zappi (zappi), Monday, 19 February 2007 04:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I'd still think he'd appreciate it as an ironic tribute though!

M Grout (Mark Grout), Monday, 19 February 2007 08:21 (fourteen years ago) link


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