According to Pitchfork, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, co-founder of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. As stated in a Facebook post, P-Orridge’s doctors described her condition as “a severe, life threatening blood disorder.” They advised that P-Orridge “should not travel at the present time in order to recover fully.” As a result, Psychic TV’s upcoming tour dates in Europe have been postponed, and “serious treatments” are arranged to start on October 23rd.
“We kept hoping we’d be OK but today heard the illness has got worse this week. My sincere, oh so sad apologies for all of you who bought tickets,” P-Orridge wrote in the statement. “We are heartbroken to have seen the insane amount of work Matski and Edley [ODowd] have put in to set all this up only to have my old 67 year body say it needs a rest. We’ve been touring for about 50 years now. It’s the first time we have had to do this. We hope it will not be necessary again.” See the full statement below. Psychic TV’s last album, Snakes was released in 2014.
Psychic TV’s postponed European tour dates:
10/27 – Emmenbrücke, Switzerland – Sedel
10/28 – Aalbord, Denmark – Studenterhuset
10/30 – Oslo, Norway – BLA
11/4 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Cool
11/7 – Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
11/8 – Nottingham, UK – The Doghouse
11/9 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
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