Aug 24, 2010

Sad news: Behemoth's Nergal diagnosed with Leukemia

According to, RoooaaaRRR Adam "Nergal"Darski, Behemoth's frontman has been diagnosed with Leukemia. The website reports: " According to the Polish news site TVP, the disease has advanced to the point where chemotherapy can no longer be an effective treatment and can only be cured through a bone marrow transplant.

The RoooaaRRR couple
(...) Nergal's fiance Doda has already donated her bone marrow but it's unknown if her bone marrow will provide a DNA match.Other Polish artists are currently organizing concerts to help raise awareness of Nergal's condition although no artists or concert dates have as yet been announced.

Nergal is currently undergoing a multi-stage, months-long treatment at Gdansk Medical University Hospital and all Behemoth tour dates indefinitely canceled for the foreseeable".

On August 8th he was reportedly rushed to Gdansk Medical University Hospital. And just 3 days ago, the band announced they had just cancelled the upcoming tour dates because of Nergal's health.

=( Sad news!
Get well soon, baby!

Updates: the band has published a statement

"BEHEMOTH leader Nergal has just found out he needs a marrow transplant to fight the sickness he has recently been diagnosed with (leukemia). In light of this he wants to remind everyone about the need to be on the marrow registry. The more people get tested and donate, the more of a chance for life there is for him and people in the same situation.

BEHEMOTH and Metal Blade would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes during this difficult time. The best thing we can all do right now is learn about the marrow donation process, not only help save one of metals leaders, but to also help save countless others out there struggling with the same disease.

To learn more about how you can register to donate marrow check out:

Fans wanting to help out, register for the marrow program, or have questions on running a marrow drive may contact the organization Music Saves Lives by email at or visit Music Saves Lives at

Music Saves Lives is the bridge between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. We bring a simple concept; connect the music and entertainment, we all love, to a life saving community action. MSL has focused efforts on blood donation and the marrow registry, reaching out by sharing facts, educating and empowering. We educate about the importance of simple life saving actions they can participate in. These simple actions, like donating blood, running a blood drive, and registering for the marrow program to save those with leukemia, all connect back to the community."


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  2. Hi Susie.Great blog!. Could I ask a favour? Can you attatch a link to your post about Adam's (Nergal) Leukaemia which readers can follow to connect to various bone marrow donor sites throughout the world. I have linked to the Anthony Nolan Trust site here in the UK, could you find one in your part of the world?
    Many thanks.Andy

  3. Dear Mr. Lonely: thanks for your support! =)

    Dear Andy: I just updated the post! I'm trying to find out more about bone marrow organizations here in Venezuela! =( As you know things are way different over here in Latin America! I'll keep you posted.


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