According to a recent post by the band, Entombed A.D. vocalist Lars-Göran Petrov has been diagnosed with incurable bile duct cancer.
The band made the announcement via social media, with the following caption over a photo of Petrov smiling in the hospital: “Sad news.. LG Petrov has been struck by cancer and he is undergoing chemo treatment to try and control it. Our thoughts and and strength goes out to him. If you want to support him In these hard times, click on the link and feel free to donate.”
Sad news.. LG Petrov has been struck by cancer and he is undergoing chemo treatment to try and control it. Our thoughts…
The band then linked to a GoFundMe asking fans to donate to Petrov’s medical expenses. “I’ve been hit with uncureable cancer (gallvägscancer in Swedish),” says Petrov in the description on the crowdfunding pages, “and have been battling it for some time now. It can’t be removed but the doctors are trying to control it with chemo therapy. Life takes its weird turns…
“To help a fellow metalhead in need in these difficult times, feel free to donate here!”
The crowdfunding campaign’s goal is 500,000 Swedish Krona, which is approximately $58,000 USD. Fortunately, it looks as though L-G is already halfway there.
Petrov is best known for his longtime stint as frontman of Swedish death metal legends Entombed, having done vocals on such popular albums as 1990’s Left Hand Path, 1993’s Wolverine Blues, and 2001’s Morning Star. In 2013, Petrov and all other members of the band besides guitarist Alex Hellid formed Entombed A.D., and soon after he became lead vocalist for death metallers Firespawn.
Everyone at The Pit wishes LG the best and hopes for his speedy recovery.
Words by Chris Krovatin