Poly Styrene Diagnosed With Cancer

Friday, February 25th, 2011

As we reported a couple weeks ago, Poly Styrene (formerly of X-Ray Spex) will be releasing her first full-length album in many years on April 26.

Sadly, she has been diagnosed with cancer, and has just released this statement via her PR representatives:

It comes as a huge shock to all those who know Poly Styrene and X-ray Spex that Poly has been diagnosed with cancer, she is currently undergoing various treatments in her battle with this illness.

She is devastated that she cannot commit to any live dates at this stage, but her album remains a very positive force in her current journey.

Poly has been tweeting about her illness and will continue to keep in touch with fans: “It’s been a bit of a battle fighting this cancer but hey ho I’m still alive, Luv Poly x”. She also recently added via Twitter “Hoping & praying I can fight this cancer. Thank u all 4 ur positive vibes, I’m overwhelmed, ur keeping me in the land of living.
Luv Poly X”