Bei PRETTY MAIDS-Sänger Ronnie Atkins ist Lungenkrebs diagnostiziert worden. Die Band hat aus diesem Grund sämtliche Konzerte bis Ende Januar 2020 abgesagt.
“It`s scary how your world can be turned upside down in a couple of weeks.
I went to my doctor for a routine check complaining about some back pains in mid-August.
I then went through numerous scans, bronchoscopy, biopsies etc. and spent a lot of time waiting for answers in uncertainty.
And so finally three weeks ago I found myself diagnosed with lung cancer.
Now this has by all means been a shock to me, my family and those close to me since it came totally unexpected without any typical symptoms and everything just happened and developed so fast lately.
I`m already in treatment and underwent surgery two weeks ago, then spend some 10 days in hospital with pneumonia as a consequence apparently linked to the surgery.
According to the medical staff my prospects are good considering it`s lung cancer. However, I will have to undertake further treatment the next couple of months to be on the safe side.
This means that I unfortunately will have to step back from most musical activities concerts etc. for an indefinite period of time.
I`m going into this with a positive mindset and with the continuing love and support from my family and friends I`m determined to battle this disease the best I can -God willing!