Actor Wilko Johnson has terminal cancer. The "Game of Thrones" actor was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and he has elected to not have chemotherapy. On Jan. 10, PEOPLE Magazine reported the news, drawing from Johnson's Facebook page, where his manager broke the sad news.
"I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy. He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity," wrote his manager Robert Hoy.
Although actor Wilko Johnson has terminal cancer, he could have chosen to do chemotherapy and perhaps get a few extra months or maybe even years out of his life. However, terminal cancer is not reversible (although miracles can happen) and generally, a person's quality of life decreases for some time with chemo. It is entirely possible that Johnson wants to try and enjoy what he has left of his life, seeing as he is feeling okay at the present time.
"[Wilko] has just set off on a trip to Japan; on his return we plan to complete a new CD, make a short tour of France, then give a series of farewell gigs in the U.K. [He thanks his fans who] generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience," Johnson's manager continued.
While the actor has terminal cancer, he will do his best to keep his spirits high and spend his remaining weeks doing what he enjoys the most.
© Effie Orfanides 2013