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Chopper, Harden the Fuck Up

Sydney Morning Herald

Chopper Read has cancer and just weeks to live. The photo the SMH used makes it look like he is having a sook and cry. I think he needs to harden the fuck up.

Melbourne criminal Mark ”Chopper” Read has been given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer, according to reports.

The crook-turned-author and artist used Twitter yesterday to break the news about his failing health, telling his 3428 followers: ”Looks like the big C has finally bitten. Let’s see how we go …”

He later said he had four tumours on his liver and had been given just six weeks to live but was not afraid of dying.

“I’ve got liver cancer. They say there’s no way out of it,” the Herald Sun quoted him as saying.

“It depends on who you talk to. Some reckon you’ve got six weeks, some reckon you’ve got six months, some reckon if you’re looked after you could have as long as six years.

“As long as the bleeding stops, I don’t give a bugger.”

Earlier, he apologised for not ”tweeting of late – have been spending a bit of time in hospital for my liver”.

Read, whose life was immortalised by Eric Bana in the 2000 film Chopper, later tweeted that he feels ”OK”. ”Some more surgery in a couple of weeks and hopefully I’ll be ready to rock n roll after that,” he wrote.