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‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Wilko Johnson Plans Return After Surgery Recovery

‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Wilko Johnson Plans Return After Surgery Recovery


Wilko Johnson is keeping his spirits high and already plotting a return to hit show Game of Thrones after he recovers from cancer surgery.

The star appeared in the fantasy show as executioner Ser Ilyn Payne and he was last seen on screen in 2011, two years before he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

Johnson defied doctors to continue working after his health news, and he is determined to bounce back after undergoing an operation in April to remove a tumor from his pancreas.

His journalist friend Charles Shaar Murray has given an update on the star’s condition, revealing he enjoyed an outing to the beach with a group of friends on Sunday and is even eyeing a return to TV.

Murray writes in a post on Facebook:

“Yesterday: a lovely Sunday afternoon by the seaside… to be precise, hanging out with Wilko Johnson and a bunch of his mates… Wilk’s still in the comparatively early stages of recovery from his massive life-saving surgery, but he’s in good spirits (though he’s no longer drinking any), working hard to rebuild strength and stamina, itching to resume maltreating Telecasters (guitars) in public and even speculating on returning to Game of Thrones once Ser Ilyn Payne is no longer ill in pain and he’s strong enough to wield the Big Sword once more. And he thanks all y’all for the good vibes.”

The note was reposted on Johnson’s own account with the message, “We just had to share this heartening update from the inimitable Charles Shaar Murray. As you can imagine, Wilko’s still got a long way to go, but he’s in good spirits and we must reiterate CSM’s last line – he really does appreciate all the positive vibes.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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