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X Singer Diagnosed With MS

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Exene Cervenka, co-lead vocalist for the punk band X has announced that she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

In a statement released through her reps, Cervenka wrote:

"Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. I, and X as a band, have supported the Sweet Relief charity since the mid-1990’s; the irony of this is not lost on any of us. Sweet Relief was started as an aide to uninsured artists by musician Victoria Williams when she herself was diagnosed with MS in 1992."

Cervenka went on to state that the diagnosis would not affect the band's current North American tour, nor her forthcoming solo album, set for release in fall of 09 on Bloodshot Records. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers