Mercyful Fate - Bassist Timi Hansen Is Fighting Cancer

Mercyful Fate's original bassist Timi Hansen has publicly revealed that he is battling cancer. Hansen went public with his diagnosis after it was announced that he wouldn't participate in the band's 2020 reunion. Filling in for him will be Armored Saint and Fates Warning bassist Joey Vera.

Timi has released a statement via the Facebook page of Livia Zita-Bendix, wife of band's frontman King Diamond, saying the following:

"There are many questions about why I won't appear as part of the Mercyful Fate reunion in 2020. The honest explanation is simply that I am currently fighting a fight against cancer. But believe me I will fight everything I can to be ready. It's my big dream to be on stage again playing the old Mercyful Fate numbers in front of all of you very loyal fans. If this wasn't going to happen, I'd like to ask you to take good care of Joey Vera. I totally agree with King that he is a perfect 'Stand in', so take good care of him 🤘🤘🤘"

We wish all the best for Timi and hope he gets well soon.

Band profile: Mercyful Fate
Posted: 03.08.2019 by Bad English


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03.08.2019 - 13:22
Is it me or does he leave the possibility to actually participate open, depending on how his health will be?
In any case, I hope he wins this battle.
03.08.2019 - 17:23
Written by nikarg on 03.08.2019 at 13:22

Is it me or does he leave the possibility to actually participate open, depending on how his health will be?
In any case, I hope he wins this battle.

It sounds that way to me as well.
03.08.2019 - 19:19
💪🙏🌠hope his get better soon
03.08.2019 - 22:41
Rapid Fire
F**k! Righ after the high of the reunion we have this... So sad, hope he gets well soon.
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04.08.2019 - 23:28
Even with having legends like the king, denner, and shermann on the albums his bass playing did not go unnoticed
05.11.2019 - 08:45
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
I just found out that I lost one of my dearest friends, who has been fighting cancer for a long time, in such an incredibly brave way.
He was not just my roommate on the early Mercyful Fate tours, but he was always my favorite bass player of all times.
I was fortunate to have been able to visit him at his apartment with some other good friends, and we had a great afternoon that will never be forgotten.
When I last talked to Timi on the phone on October 24th, I could understand that things had gotten tougher than they ever were, and yet he said "we fight on".
I feel so so sad for his entire family, you have my absolute deepest sympathy.

Rest in Peace my dear dear friend.
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