Joy Division collaborator fights cancer

Tony Wilson diagnosed with the disease

Joy Division collaborator Tony Wilson has been diagnosed with cancer.

Wilson is due to start a course of chemotherapy course at Manchester’s Christie Hospital immediately.

He said: “I wasn’t too upset when I was told the news. I just think you have to go with it and I see it as another step in life’s adventure.”

The disease was discovered during a routine visit to the doctor. Minutes into his check-up, the doctor identified that something was “seriously wrong” with his right lung.

After having the lung drained a scan revealed that his right kidney was “completely consumed” by cancer. It was removed and he is now set for two five-day treatments at the hospital, reports BBC News.

Wilson managed Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays. He launched Factory Records and the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester.