Saturday, December 24, 2005


The edge is going to be taken off Christmas at Mike Peter's house this year, as the Alarm bloke has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time. His first brush came a decade ago; now he's been found to have chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Peters is remaining positive, though:

"The good news is that although my illness is not curable, it is treatable... it is a disease I will probably die with, rather than of," he said.

"Obviously, this has come as a massive shock to me and my family, especially as it is almost 10 years to the day that I was originally diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

"Ten years ago, it seems that my own immune system suppressed the cancer and I was able to go into remission for 10 years."

Peters intends to play next month's Gathering festival in Rhyl, despite doctors begging him not to. It's not because it'd affect his recovery, it's just they've heard the Alarm and wanted to spare the audience.