We previously mentioned that Wilko Johnson, the actor who played Ilyn Payne on Game of Thrones, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.
We feel just awful. Though he's apparently taking it very well.
He said that even though he knows "death is upon" him, after leaving his doctor's office having just learned he had terminal cancer, he felt "an elation of spirit."
"You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything, and it's just, 'Whoa. I am actually a miserable person.' I've spent most of my life moping in depressions and things, but this has all lifted."
He plans on making the most of what time he has left, so he's going on a farewell tour!
He's been a musician for years, playing in the English blues group, Dr. Feelgood.
"I'm not going to go on stage looking ill. I don't want to present a sorry spectacle. This position I'm in is so strange. I'm not hoping for a miracle cure or anything. I just hope it spares me long enough to do these gigs, then I'll be a happy man."
It's amazing how strong he is!
We hope the tours go great! Really enjoy the time you have left!
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