Brace yourself for this one, folks. Longtime Entombed vocalist Lars Göran Petrov has announced through a GoFundMe page that he has been diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer.
Petrov provided the following statement via his GoFundMe page:
I’ve been hit with uncureable cancer (gallvägscancer in Swedish), 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 …
As of this writing, the GoFundMe has reached 282,850 of its 500,000kr goal. If you would like to contribute, you can donate here.
Gallvägscancer, or Cholangiocarcinoma in English, is a rare form of extremely aggressive cancer that forms in the slender tubes that carry digestive fluid and bile through to the liver. Even when caught early, the disease only offers a five-year survival rate of 8 percent, according to Cancer.net. You can learn more about Cholangiocarcinoma from the Mayo Clinic, including risk factors and when to get tested here.
Petrov was the vocalist for the legendary Swedish death metal band Entombed from 1988 to 1991, and again from 1992 to the band’s demise in 2014, at which point he split off to form Entombed AD with Lars-Göran Petrov, Olle Dahlstedt, Nico Elgstrand, and Guilherme Miranda. He has appeared on every Entombed record with the exception of 1991’s criminally underrated Clandestine.
Check out the video for Entombed’s classic “Left Hand Path” from the album of the same name below.