Behemoth Bassist: Nergal’s “Gonna Be Fine”

Orion

This gives me hope that Behemoth frontman Nergal will — indeed — make it through his battle with leukemia and come out of this whole agonizing experience stronger and full of piss and vinegar.

According to a new interview, Behemoth bassist Orion seems to think Nergal will be just fine when all is said and done, and that a bone marrow transplant is being planned — “possibly this year.”

“[Nergal] remains in the hospital. He’s going through chemotherapy now. And they’re planning a bone-marrow transplant, possibly this year,” Orion explains. “He’s doing fine. His attitude is just winning everything. He’s with fighting the illness and we’re all sure that he’s gonna be fine. We’re still in touch, we’re still working on new Behemoth releases — we’re working on a DVD now. So he’s doing as good as possible [under] these conditions.”

That’s great news, man. Of course, Nergal’s plight has helped raise awareness regarding the dire need for bone marrow donors. Nergal has urged Behemoth fans to give a blood sample at their nearest bone-marrow bank. And it’s the fans, he says, that are getting Nergal through.

“It’s been just massive support that we get from the fans that he gets, and I’m sure it helps him a lot.”

I’m sure having Doda by his side doesn’t hurt.

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