On 1/17/2011 Nergal from the band Behemoth left the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne, four weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure. He says that “he will now take several months of recovery while living in his flat in one of the Gdansk’s districts, in order to restore his physical condition.” He also announces that he is eager to play the guitar again for he hasn’t played for six months already. He also says that he has a huge motivation and desire to continue his work with the band, thanking all people who helped him.
If some of you didn’t know in August 2010 Nergal was rushed to a hospital and was diagnosed with leukemia. It was reported that his leukemia was so advanced that chemotherapy couldn’t help him, however, this has now been proven false. His fiancée Doda offered her bone marrow for a transplant but tests showed she wasn’t a match. A donor had been found. Behemoth were forced to cancel all the shows in August including Sonisphere Festival in Finland, concerts in Russia, Belarus and Baltic States in September and October, and their North American tour “Lawless States of Heretika” with Watain, Withered and Black Anvil in November and December.