Satyricon Frontman Satyr Diagnosed with Brain Tumour

Satyricon Frontman Satyr Diagnosed with Brain Tumour
Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, frontman for long-running Norwegian black metal outfit Satyricon, has unfortunately revealed to his fans that he has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The severity of the cancer has yet to be determined.

Wongraven used his Wongraven Wines Instagram account today (October 5) to report the diagnosis, explaining that he had fallen ill over a week ago and had to be rushed to a hospital. From there, it was discovered that he had a tumour, which he had described as a "blind passenger."

At present, the tumour is believed to be benign. Wongraven added that, so long as the swelling does not grow any bigger, he won't be forced to undergo invasive surgery.

Wongraven has since been released from hospital care, but he'll be taking a few weeks off before starting up Satyricon again, as well as focusing on his wine business, Wongraven Wines.

"We all get our set of cards and this happened to be one of mine," he wrote. "There are so many people who have to deal with much worse things than I do, so I do not feel sorry for myself. I have a great family, lots of friends, Satyricon, Wongraven Wines and many people who support my endeavours all over the world."

You'll find the full post below.

Satyricon's last full-length release was a self-titled set from 2013.
 
 

I'm going home. I got extremely sick 8 days ago and was rushed to hospital. Scans have shown that there is a blind passenger in my head. Most likely it is benign. I can live with it as long as it does not grow bigger. Removing it is extremely complicated and should only be done if it grows into a size where it is a matter of life and death. We all get our set of cards and this happened to be one of mine. There are so many people who have to deal with much worse things than I do, so I do not feel sorry for myself. I have a great family, lots of friends, Satyricon, Wongraven Wines and many people who support my endeavours all over the world. I will spend the next two weeks trying to get my strength back, then try to starting writing on the new Satyricon again and pick up where I left on all my wine projects. 👊👊👊 #thankyou

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