All The Way With Spencer P Jones

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Raised by 259 people in 19 days

Much-loved Australian / NZ rocker Spencer P Jones is terminally ill and may have months to live.

"An unfortunate & surprise shock diagnosis  has caught us out after assuming all was going well for the past 2 1/2 years whilst being treated for Liver Disease." Angie Jones

Spencer , the 61-year-old Kiwi-born guitarist rose to prominence in Melbourne in the early 1980s with Cuban Heels and North 2 Alaskans before joining The Johnnys in Sydney in 1983. The band came to national attention with two studio albums and a host of singles. While still in The Johnnys, Jones formed a side project, Beasts of Bourbon, who achieved international success.

Spencer also played with Paul Kelly and Hell to Pay while carving out a stellar solo career, releasing a long line of superb albums. His most recent record was a collaboration with Kim Salmon, "Runaways", in 2013.His current band before being struck with Illness was The Escape Committee.

A message from Spencer & Angie:

First of all Spencer & myself would like to thank everyone in the community for all the love & support since Spencer was struck down with illness in 2015, rendering him unable to pursue his creative musical career.

For the past two years, we have been under the wing of the wonderful peeps at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Unfortunately after another scan in March this year the doctors found a cancer tumour in Spencer's liver. 

In short , as a result Spencer has now been diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer.

Angie his wife posted:

The sad news is, that currently there are no treatments available for Spence due to the complexity of the tumour's position.

Spence and we plan to fight this to the end. We plan to beat the prognosis of less than six months.

Spencer would like to spend this precious time with his immediate family and close friends so some privacy would be appreciated as his energy levels are very limited right now.

We delayed the annoucement as it was already a huge blow seeing our close friend Brian Hooper pass and felt (his wife) Ninevah, (and children) Ava and Charlize needed as much support as possible.

Spencer and I plan to keep positive. We got married shortly after his diagnosis in April after eight years together, which was a happy event for us.

Spencer was due to play with the Beasts of Bourbon at the Azkena festival in Spain in June but will not take his place. A replacement has not been announced.

Spencer's wife Angie has had to cut her work hours in half to help care for her husband which has left a large financial hole as their bills are still the same. This campaign is to help raise some money to help with their ongoing living & medical costs along the way. As she may need to stop work completely as the disease progresses.

Links Below:

Spencer P Jones FaceBook Page 

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Just a little update:

Spence was in hospital this week getting his medications fine tuned.
He's now back home & ready to continue the fight xx
Thank you again soo much for your love & support. The warm messages are beautiful xx❤️
And we can't thank enough the wonderful medical team at Royal Melbournr Hospital
SPJ & Angie-Louise
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Thank you so much everyone for such an overwhelming amount of support over the past few days so far.
Lots of love
SPJ & Angie XXX
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