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X-Ray Spex’s Poly Styrene reveals cancer battle

X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene has revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

The punk icon, real name Marian Joan Elliott-Said, made the announcement via her official website,

A message on the site explained that the she was undergoing treatment for the illness and as such couldn’t commit to playing live this year. She is set to release a new solo album, ‘Generation Indigo’, next month.

A message on the site read: “She is devastated that she cannot commit to any live dates at this stage, but her album remains a very positive force in her current journey.”

The singer left a personal note to fans on the site too. “It’s been a bit of a battle fighting this cancer but hey ho I’m still alive,” she wrote. “Luv Poly.”