Founding MARILYN MANSON Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Has Stage Four Colon Cancer
Daisy Berkowitz, or as his mother refers to him: Scott Putesky has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, which is the worst possible kind of colon cancer.
Putesky was the founding guitarist of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids and credited as the guitarist on the "Sweet Dreams" cover that launched Manson's career. He was credited with guitars on Manson's breakthrough album, Antichrist Superstar, although his contributions are questionable as he left before recording begun. Over the years, he and Manson were embattled in lawsuits over distribution of The Spooky Kids' early material.
Regardless of that, the dude is a human being and this absolutely sucks. There is a benefit show for Scott tomorrow, Saturday, November 16 at Churchill’s Pub in Miami, which is where The Spooky Kids got their start. Sadly, Putesky won't be able to be in attendance because he is receiving chemo treatment in Philly.
Those interested in attending can get more info here.
Meanwhile, let's warp back to the '90s, when this was seen as scary: