Adam “Nergal” Darski, the 33-year-old leukemia-stricken frontman for Polish metal act Behemoth, has spoken out — by way of a press release sent around by Metal Blade Records — from his hospital bed about the unlikely discovery of a matching bone marrow donor.
“I’m still in the hospital, but in quite good shape so I write to let you know about my health and the further stages of treatment,” Nergal explains. “I’ve been through four planned chemotherapies and have stayed in [the] hospital for over three months now. I’ve gone through the whole therapy smoothly, though I also had a couple of difficult moments. All this means I have finished the stage of pharmacological treatment and I am about to start the irradiation and then the marrow transplant.”
This is some of the best news I’ve heard all month. It’s only been eight days, but still. “Yes, we’ve found a donor,” Nergal declares. “Having searched for months, the foundation has found a person whose genotype is identical to mine. It would have been difficult to achieve if it wasn’t for the support of so many people.”
He goes on to thank his beautiful fiancee Doda. “I want to express my admiration for [Polish pop star] Dorota — my wonderful and devoted fiancée. She did everything she could to help me and many other people, regardless of adversities and comments which were often unfair. Your help is invaluable! Thank you! I love you.”
How sweet. He also thanked everyone “on behalf of me and all other ill people” who registered with the bone marrow bank “regardless of origin, skin color or religion. The concerts for charity have been organized all over the world and people of show business, bands and, most of all, the fans got deeply involved. You are beyond great! One of you made my transplant possible, but remember, your attitude may save many others in need. So I appeal to everyone: don’t stop the madness! The march for victory continues! Horns up!”
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