Behemoth’s Nergal: “I Must Rebuild My Physical Condition”


Earlier today, we brought you the good news that Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski was released from a Polish hospital where he was undergoing treatment for leukemia. Now, Nergal has released a statement on his release.

“After almost half a year of treatment in various hospitals, several cycles of chemotherapy, irradiation and a bone marrow transplant, I have been finally released home in a pretty fuckin’ good condition,” says Nergal in a statement. “I’m feeling ok, taking the intensity of treatment under consideration. That was not an easy period of my life, but, as I envisioned, I left the hospital victorious.”

Nergal, you rule. I am so glad yoy’re doing so much better. “I never considered any other options, but anyway, there were rough moments too. At this point I must express my thanks to the people who made all of those downs fairly bearable. My parents — thank you. You deserve a monument for all your love and patience. Dorotka, thank you for your heroic attitude, love and support. I can’t forget Doda’s fans, who made a gigantic effort for me and other ill people. You rule! Absolutely fantastic Behemoth fans from all over the world were organizing various events to make people aware of what leukemia is. To all of you out there – my deepest respect!”

Nergal thanked his doctors and nurses, who he called “the real heroes,” and says he will now go through a recovery which will last for several months. During this time he will stay in his apartment in one of the Gdansk’s districts.

“Although the whole treatment went really good, as well as the bone marrow transplant and the post-transplant period, the next several months is the time when I must really take care of myself. Of course I will have plenty of time to recover, think about the strategy and my return to the stage — which approaches imminently. First of all, however, I must rebuild my physical condition…apart from that, I hunger for playing, I haven’t been playing the guitar for a half of year now! Really much to catch up, but also a huge motivation and a desire to work again at the same time. This year will be a really important one for me and the band!”

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