A few sites, including Metal Sucks and The Gauntlet, have reported that Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has been officially diagnosed with leukemia. This news comes just two weeks after Darski revealed he was seriously ill and was forced to cancel the band’s upcoming tour plans.
No official statement has been made from Behemoth’s camp, but MetalUnderground.com revealed the following:
“According to the Polish celebrity news site TVP, the disease has advanced to the point where chemotherapy can no longer be an effective treatment and can only be cured through a bone marrow transplant. Within the country of Poland, there are only 100,000 donors out of a population of 38,192,000. Nergal’s fiance Doda has already donated her bone marrow but it’s unknown if her bone marrow will provide a DNA match.”
We wish the best for Nergal and his family during this extremely tough time. We will keep you informed when more is revealed and official confirmation is made.
UPDATE: Behemoth has made an official announcement confirming the tragic news.