New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain Diagnosed with Cancer

The rock'n'roll hero has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help him get back on his feet
New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain Diagnosed with Cancer
Sylvain Sylvain of the rock legends New York Dolls has revealed he's been diagnosed with cancer.

Over the weekend, Sylvain broke the sad news and launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for treatment. The campaign reads, "He has been undergoing treatment that appears to be moving along successfully but has a long way to go. This fund will be of great assistance in getting him back on his feet."

Sylvain himself also wrote a statement on the campaign page. It reads as follows:

Hi Everybody:

I know there has been some curiosity, speculation and, yes, rumor about why I haven't been Rampaging songs on FB or, more importantly, out on tour promoting my book "There's No Bones in Ice Cream" and playing in a town near YOU.

First the BAD news: For about a year now, I have been battling cancer.

Then the GOOD news:I have an upcoming surgery with a great doctor that may do the TRICK. There will, however, be a somewhat long recovery period (at least a year). I have not been able to work since last year and have more surgery scheduled. I love life! As hard as life has been to me these past 2 years I want to live and I know with your love & support I'll have the best chance that I could ever have,


Sylvain Sylvain

You can learn more about the campaign and donate to it here.