Published Apr 29, 2019Sylvain Sylvain of the rock legends New York Dolls has revealed he's been diagnosed with cancer.
Over the weekend, Sylvain broke the sad news and launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for treatment. The campaign reads, "He has been undergoing treatment that appears to be moving along successfully but has a long way to go. This fund will be of great assistance in getting him back on his feet."
Sylvain himself also wrote a statement on the campaign page. It reads as follows:
I know there has been some curiosity, speculation and, yes, rumor about why I haven't been Rampaging songs on FB or, more importantly, out on tour promoting my book "There's No Bones in Ice Cream" and playing in a town near YOU.
First the BAD news: For about a year now, I have been battling cancer.
Then the GOOD news:I have an upcoming surgery with a great doctor that may do the TRICK. There will, however, be a somewhat long recovery period (at least a year). I have not been able to work since last year and have more surgery scheduled. I love life! As hard as life has been to me these past 2 years I want to live and I know with your love & support I'll have the best chance that I could ever have,
You can learn more about the campaign and donate to it here.