Thunder have just announced on their Facebook page that guitarist Ben Matthews will require a course of both radiotherapy and chemotherapy for cancer.
The band's statement can be read in full below.
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"As you will remember Ben had his tonsils removed a while ago.
"Unfortunately, the surgeon found some "extra" matter attached to one of them, and after some tests, it was subsequently found to be malignant.
"In effect, he has cancer, and needs treatment, which will mean a course of both radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Whilst the treatment is not pleasant, we're told the percentage chances of a happy outcome are "in the high 90s".
"We'll update you when we have some more news.
"In the meantime please join us in wishing him well.
"The Thin Concerned One"
MetalTalk most certainly do wish Ben well and we would like to offer our full support for the fight ahead.
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