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Rose Tattoo Guitarist Mick Cocks Diagnosed With Liver Cancer

The management for Australian hard rock legends Rose Tattoo has announced that guitarist/founding member Mick Cocks has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. A statement from manager Steve White reads, "Mick has asked that I release this information to avoid the rumour mill taking control of information. The situation is that Mick has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is now under the advice of the very best doctors in Sydney. Treatment plans are underway and Mick is in good spirits and ready for a fight."

We wish Mick all the best for a quick recovery.

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1. That_One_Guy writes:

Never heard of these guys, but it's always a shame when something like this happens. Get well soon, Mick.

Now playing: Dream Theater - "Endless Sacrifice (Live @ Budokan)"

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

good luck bro. horns up!!!!

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

Now thats a Damn shame... these guys have been rocking for decades..!!
Seen em on MTV back in the 80s... another Aussie powerhouse \m/ \m/

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but this is a REALLY tough one to try to beat. Kidneys and liver afflictions are a real b!tch when it comes to cancer. I wish him the best and hope his family stays close.

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. InfernoNecrosis writes:

My great uncle had this kind of cancer and didn't make it, but I hope this dude does. Good luck to Mick! :)

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I saw them opening the main stage at Graspop last year on the sunday. They were great fun and I hope they are able to cure him!

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

man they are legends
they should have been big as ac/dc
but kidney cancer bad thing my dad died of it
and the strange thing he did not even drink or smoke

wish them all the best


bad boy for life

# Apr 9, 2009 @ 7:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. buickmckane writes:

Rose Tattoo never got nearly as famous as they deserved to be. Guns N' Roses even covered them! Please make it through and come back to kick ass!

# Apr 13, 2009 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Damn, makes me wanna quit drinking............
Get well MC

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

rbt
dont quit drinking have to die soon or later

if you have to make a choice quit eating fruit they make you skin look good nasty


dio heaven and hell

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

Advice taken...thanks wilco, your one of the few dudes here i enjoy....stay safe god bless.....

# Apr 14, 2009 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. wilco writes:

rbt
yeah man live is to short
even i work once a while and get my a$$ wet scubadiving
the ones i work with some are heathfreaks and the dont drink and smoke
well one of them got cancer
so i keep on going
i we die early than them who cares
have to die of something

live fast die young
hornsup

saxon judgementday

# Apr 15, 2009 @ 6:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rubyred writes:

First time hearing of this band ROSE TATTOO and do wish the guitarist Mick a healing therapy treatments for his illment/cancer that will lead him on the healthy road to recovery & better health. All the best!

# Apr 16, 2009 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. pete writes:

Saw rose tatoo on the last tour, they we're fantastic. My friends and i, here in Strasbourg/France whishe you all the best Mick.

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