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Poor Monkee: Diagnosed With Cancer

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Former Monkee Peter Tork has revealed that he's been diagnosed and treated for a rare case of head/neck cancer.

On Wednesday, he underwent surgery and will go on to do some form of radiotherapy.

He said on his website that his rare cancer was initially discovered on his tongue and that "that there isn't a lot of experience among the medical community" for treating it.

But, he went on to say, "the prognosis, I'm told, is good."

Get better!

[Image via WENN.]

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34 comments to “Poor Monkee: Diagnosed With Cancer”

  1. 1

    I heard about this a few days ago but it's still so sad!

  2. 2

    Oh, no. He is my favorite Monkey! :(

  3. 3

    He's taking the last train to Clarkesville. oooo not nice.

  4. 4

  5. 5

    Cancer bites.

  6. 6


  7. 7

    Awww that sux he was always my favorite

  8. 8

    nooo!!! this band is amazing. can't have one die! that's like killing legend.

  9. 9

    Get well Peter.

  10. 10

    MonkEE? They changed it all for everyone in the industry. Greatness. Get well buddy!

  11. 11

    Late again….

  12. 12

    Love them. Get well Peter!

  13. 13

    old news
    i mean the last 20 posts have come about 2 days after ONTD.com posted them.
    Come on Perez, youre still Gossip Queen

  14. 14

    Poor Peter :(
    He's definitely always been my favorite Monkee.
    I never thought I'd see the day when someone decent made it onto PerezHilton.com. but alas,the day has come.

    Get well soon,Tork!

  15. 15

    Oh, poor Peter. He was my second favorite behind Mickey.

  16. 16

    Poor Peter–Hope he makes a speedy recovery. He's one of the good guys.

  17. Beejo says – reply to this


    He's definitly my favorite monkey! I hope he gets better…. How about a more recent picture of him? wow…

  18. 18

    Thanks Perez, I'm glad you're nice about one band, now we got to talk about your attitude towards Tokio Hotel. Both bands are my faves and glad you're talking about this.

  19. 19

    Dear Peter, In case you're reading this, I'm rooting for you! You always made me smile. Let the good times roll and keep positive !

  20. 20

    Get well soon Peter!

  21. 21

    Love you Peter.


  22. MP says – reply to this


    That's scary. I hope he recovers well.

  23. 23

    I love you Peter get better.

  24. 24

    I love Peter Tork! Get well, wonderful person :) :) :)

  25. 25

    luv you peter. seriously, I had the biggest kid crush on you for a couple of years. Take care.

  26. 26

    Get well soon, Peter! :)

  27. 27

    I had a friend who just died from the same sort of carcinoma last month. He struggled with it for 15 months, even resorting to having to have his tongue and voicebox removed. :(

  28. 28

    That HEADLINE is a very rude thing to say about our Commander in Chief?

  29. 29

    Get well Peter!!!!!

  30. 30

    Get well now. you'll do just great! a fan.

  31. 31

    I'm seriously thinking that you have something against people with cancer… your constant remarks everytime you post that some celeb is diagnosed with cancer are getting to my nerves!
    What is wrong with someone having cancer and making it public??? Apparently you have serious issues with that or you are just plain sick!
    Karma is a bitch Pig!

  32. 32

    My favourite Monkee. Hopefully like he said it is quite treatable.

  33. Laxer says – reply to this


    Good thoughts, Dude.

  34. 34

    Get well Peter, I LUVED the MONKEY's!