Former MARILYN MANSON Guitarist DAISY BERKOWITZ Battling Stage-Four Colon Cancer

Former MARILYN MANSON Guitarist DAISY BERKOWITZ Battling Stage-Four Colon Cancer

According to WLRN.org, MARILYN MANSON co-founder and original guitarist Scott Putesky, a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz, is two months into his six-month chemo treatment after being diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer.

The 45-year-old musician found out he had cancer when he underwent a colonoscopy on August 14 after nearly six years of mysterious abdomen pains, some of which were severe enough to land him in the emergency room.

A 12-band benefit concert to help Putesky raise funds for his treatment will be held on Saturday, November 16 at Churchill's Pub in Miami, Florida.

Putesky will be unable to attend the event because he's receiving medical care in Philadelphia.

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In 2004, Marilyn Manson settled a lawsuit against Putesky and Empire Musicwerks Records over the distribution of an album and DVD of material from Manson's early band THE SPOOKY KIDS. In the suit, Manson alleged that the album and DVD made unauthorized use of illustrations from Manson's book "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell" and the musicians' likenesses. The suit also alleged that the purported infringements constituted a breach of an October 1998 settlement agreement related to Putesky's exit from the band. In June 2004, Empire Musicwerks announced that it would remove all artwork with Manson's likeness from the album and DVD.

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