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- Posted on Feb 22nd 2011 2:00PM by Brian Voerding
Styrene, whose real name is Marian Elliot-Said, revealed the news in an interview published Sunday in the Times magazine that largely focused on her tumultuous relationship with her daughter, Celeste.
"I've been diagnosed with cancer, which has been a huge shock for both of us," she said. "I'm trying to fight it and I'm determined to stay positive. Celeste has done lots of research and she feels I can get better. And I need to get better for her, because I'm all the family she's got."
Elliot-Said was branded as one of the wildest and most unorthodox frontwomen in the history of punk for her work with X-Ray Spex. She wore braces and Dayglo, strutted and shimmied around the stage without rest and sang with a powerful, off-kilter voice that was at once both grating and charming.
She has not offered further details on the severity of the cancer or how it will affect her comeback plans, as the news comes before the release of her latest album, 'Generation Indigo.' Due out in March, it will be her third solo record -- she released ones in 1980 and 2004 -- but her first that harkens back to her earlier days in X-Ray Spex.