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Behemoth Frontman Nergal Released From Hospital, Issues Statement

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Behemoth frontman Nergal, who has been receiving treatment for leukemia for more than six months, has left the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne (UCK) in Gdansk on Monday, January 17th. His release comes four weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure. He commented:

"Hey! What's up! At last – one could say. After almost half a year of treatment in various hospitals, several cycles of chemotherapy, irradiation and a bone marrow transplant, I have been finally released home in a pretty fuckin' good condition. I'm feeling ok, taking the intensity of treatment under consideration. That was not an easy period of my life, but, as I envisioned, I left the hospital victorious. I never considered any other options, but anyway, there were rough moments too… At this point I must express my thanks to the people who made all of those downs fairly bearable. My parents – thank you. You deserve a monument for all your love and patience. Dorotka, thank you for your heroic attitude, love and support. I can't forget Doda's fans, who made a gigantic effort for me and other ill people. You rule! Absolutely fantastic Behemoth fans from all over the world were organizing various events to make people aware of what leukemia is. To all of you out there - my deepest respect! Thank you – the real heroes - Prof. Hellmann, Dr. Piekarska, Dr. Knopinska, Doc. Giebel, Prof. Holowiecki and all the nurses of the hematology division of the Medical Academy in Gdansk and the Oncology Clinic in Gliwice for all the professionalism and great hearts. My band mates for all the friendship and never-ending support. All my friends for sticking to me throughout the whole period of my illness. The list is too long to mention you all, but remember, you have special place in my heart."

Nergal will now go through a recovery, which will last for several months. During this time he will stay in his flat in one of the Gdansk's districts.

"Although the whole treatment went really good, as well as the bone marrow transplant and the post-transplant period, the next several months is the time when I must really take care of myself. Of course I will have plenty of time to recover, think about the strategy and my return to the stage – which approaches imminently (laughs). First of all however I must rebuild my physical condition… apart from that, I hunger for playing, I haven't been playing the guitar for a half of year now! Really much to catch up, but also a huge motivation and a desire to work again at the same time. This year will be a really important one for me and the band!"

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1. dmasa writes:

damn cant imagine having to be away from a guitar for even a month.

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2. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

valhalla f***ing yes!

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3. macky3214 writes:

sexy

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. apku writes:

This is great news. Been keeping up with this story for half a year on Polish language websites. Good luck Nergal.

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metal2death writes:

f*** yeah nergal!! cant wait to see you in the near future

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. wakaka writes:

YES! HE RECOVERS! best day ever

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

I saw Behemoth at Ozzfest 07. They kicked ass. I'm glad Nergal is good now. Hopefully he'll stay thatt way.

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8. b.bristowe writes:

Post 1 says it all.

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. btbamfav20 writes:

busted my pinky finger a long while ago (yes, that pinky finger lol) and i was away from REAL playing for over a month, and i was goin apesh** crazy lol

NP: Dark Signs - In Flames

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10. btbamfav20 writes:

and btw, thank imaginative being that he's back to his regular self! cant wait to see some more Behemoth!

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. batmanzlegacy writes:

hahahah f*** yes he prevails!!! f*** you god if you do exist you son of a b**** !,,!. hail satan

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. silvermountains writes:

Behemoth shall rise again! Horns up to Nergal! \m/

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13. ReaperOfBodom writes:

F**k yeah. Best news I've heard all week. Nergal always has and always will Conquor All!!!!!

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14. Gytrash writes:

This is great news! Stay safe there, Nergal and come back brighter! Don't rush things though... it's important to take it steady and make a full recovery. :)

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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

im waiting for some religious nut to claim it was an act of god so nergal can see the light!!!

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16. Baphometh 413 writes:

f*** yeah!!! cant wait to see them again.... just cant f***ing wait!!!!

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Trendkill91 writes:

Hellyeah! Behemoth will rise again!

# Jan 19, 2011 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

YAY! Nergie Lives :)

seriously, good for him, his donor, the docs, and the grace of fvcking god

another miracle has transpired

horn up Polska! \M/

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19. btbamfav20 writes:

Must have been the new testament he burned, because if it was the old, his a$$ woulda been DEAD!....

:P thats for u branded lmao

NP: Pumpkin Pike

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20. hellrat writes:

NP---'Old' TESTAMENT---Do Not Resuscitate---the Gathering

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21. Lynx-Ragnarok writes:

The gods of Metal smile upon us!
This one's for you Adam 'Nergal' Darski!

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22. Miss Nightmare writes:

This is great news! I'm so happy for him! :D

# Jan 20, 2011 @ 2:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. MetalMattUK writes:

Brilliant news over the moon for him though never listened to any of their music i hope he comes back. Did see them live once and no doubt he has a great presence on stage gett well soon friend!!!

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24. TheIronMan writes:

Yay!

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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

HR: I LOVE that album man. My fvcking ex wife sold it on a meth binge and I can't get it down here. Hook a brother up. Check Blindgreed1 on facefvck and i'll send you an email addy through personal message?

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26. 9Maggot9 writes:

WOOOOO awesome, yay Nergal! \m/

# Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. hellrat writes:

man, --that fvckin sucks!

sorry but can't do facefvck (WAY too many snufflers wantin to be fvcking 'friends' on there)...i think my email is on profile or you can send your address to adamsimmsfineart@gmail.com and we'll get the gathering shipped off ya brother straight away

Dave Fvcking BOMBardo's finest hour!!!

hell, i'll send ya some of our sh!t too if ya want

\m/

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28. R Tenney writes:

His Recovery is great news! Hopefully he does a proper U.S. Tour when he's fully recovered. Dedicate it to this country's Christian gun toting right wing ! Fox news can sponsor!f*** the Christian right. Behemoth !

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29. Triforce writes:

f*** yeah, faith in Satan always pays off.

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30. Trendkill91 writes:

BG/HR - That album rules! Definitely the best Testament record!

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31. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

for some reason I read R Tenney's post in the cadence from Korpiklaani's Tequila :P but anyway, this is f***ing win! I can't wait for Behemoth to tour the states, as I haven't seen them live yet

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32. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

HAIL
BEHEMOTH

# Jan 21, 2011 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. foxsaverZEN writes:

Hail to Nergal !!!!!!! Long live the king of metal......

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34. wilco writes:

good news

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35. hellrat writes:

hey blind...i think ol' santa claus has paid ya a visit....you might go look under the tree

NP---Eyes of Wrath---the Gathering

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36. metalfukstick writes:

hopefully he learned from this near death experience and quits dis'n the man upstairs he's blessed to be alive and should live life accordingly f*** black metal

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37. TheIronMan writes:

metalf***head: Or maybe it was through ACTUAL science and the strength of one man and his family and friends, rather than some make-believe old guy watching little boys touch themselves.

f*** you, if Nergal and God had a fight God would be spitting his teeth out on the sidewalk.

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38. asp writes:

Holy relic "God's Teeth" on display soon.

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39. Deafgreed writes:

metalfukstick takes it balls deep

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40. Alexiwildchildlaiho writes:

Nergal is immortal ! \m/

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41. CycloneMetal writes:

Its good to hear that one of the most badass men in all of metal history is outta the hospital \m/

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42. grim_frost writes:

good
happy for him

# Feb 1, 2011 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. J.B. writes:

Unfortunately, he's already back in hospital guys..:( Looks like hes has an infection.

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