Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali shared an emotional message via social media account and thanked his wife, Regina Russell, doctors, and fans for their help and support against his battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Banali, who was hospitalized one year ago due to shortness of breath, leg pain, and energy loss, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. After a scan of his lungs, a tumor was discovered in his pancreas.
Banali took to social media to share the anniversary of his treatment with his fans and mentioned how he tried to be optimistic to be alive. In addition, he said that he appreciated his wife’s support to him during his illness.
Here’s what Frankie Banali penned:
“One year ago today on April 17th, 2019 while at the emergency room I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that had spread to my liver. The prognosis was six months to live. Today marks the one year anniversary.
I have guarded optimism for the future while understanding that for this deadly cancer the survival rate is only 10% for 1 to 5 years. Nonetheless, I am very grateful to be alive. Without my wife Regina Banali, I wouldn’t have made it this far. This is not an exaggeration, but rather the truth. Thank you for everything you do for me which is everything 24/7/365.
My thanks to my multitude of doctors and nurses both at Kaiser & private clinics. Last, but certainly not least, to all of you for your messages of love & prayers which means the world to me. Believe me when I say this journey has not been easy. Together let’s see where this road leads to.”
You can see the official Facebook statement of Frankie below.