Here's a translation of a second article that appeared in German. The parenthetical statements are the comments of the translator. BTW, they say there will be a statement by tomorrow.
Franco Cavalli treats ex-Beatle
George Harrison is in the institute of the renowned Tessiner cancer
specialist for treatment of a brain tumour
FROM PETER HOSSLI AND THOMAS ISLER
the nurse of the Oncology department in the hospital San Giovanni does not
hesitate a moment: "George Harrison? There you have to" (not sure if this
is a denial or confirmation)
In the radiology department in the second basement. The cancer-ill ex
Beatles guitarist let his tumor be treated in the renowned institute for
cancer of the hospital in Bellinzona. The director of the institute, FR
national council and party head Franco Cavalli, does not disclaim
appropriate rumours, but does not want however because of the secrecy to
The 58-jahrige George Harrison was at the end of May and also in June
regularly in the Tessin.
As at the end of May in Bellinzona the Beatles Days took place and on
different Beatles Days took place and on different blow-out of the city
Beatles Covers to the best one were given. were it in the hospital. (are
they saying George has kept this quiet because of some sort of Beatles
Convention in the place where the hospital is?)
For the time of the treatment in Bellinzona Harrison allegedly rented
house in the Italian Luino, removed only 40 autominutes (about 40KM as the
crow flies I've checked a map) from Bellinzona. He used for travelling
according to details from a safe source a Chauffeure driven car. For
camouflage the cars were used at times with Italian, with
British, then again with Swiss number plates. Neither Harrisons
lawyer in Hawaii nor its press spokeswoman wanted to comment on the
treatment in the Tessin.
As was reported from the surrounding field of the hospital personnel, the
ex-Beatle was to have been treated in Bellinzona because of a brain tumor
with cobalt. Which could lead to a dramatic degradation
of its state of health.
" If the patient is suffering from cancer forms tumours, as for instance in
the brain, must one assume the life expectancy is clearly reduced?
says " Daniel Zwahlen, from the hospital for radio Oncology of the
Universitatsspitals in Zurich.
"The position of recovery is practically hopeless". (I don't agree Ringo's
daughter had a brain tumour and I used to work in a hospital and several
patients recovered fully)
George Harrison had a cancer like growth removed from his lung at the
beginning of May of this yearly at the Mayo hospital in Rochester in the US
Federal State Minnesota. The operation ran successfully, mentioned at that
time the British lawyer of the ex-Beatle, Nicholas
Valner. Afterwards Harrison as well as its wife Olivia Arias went to
Tuscany to recover and recuperate.
"I do not have a plan to die ", said Harrison. According to the British
newspaper " DAILY Mail " the operation removed almost half of a lung ".
After the operation he was flown inthe private airplane by actor Jim Carrey
(" The Truman Show ") to Milan.
Whether the guitarist is still treated in the cancer center by Bellinzona,
is unclear. A physician says, Harrison visits the irradiation center
regularly, he is not however situated permanently
in the hospital.
Other sources disagree and assume, Harrison left in the meantime, for
Hawaii, where he has possesed a house for years.
The cancer suffering of Harrison had already begun 1997. In the Princess
Margaret hospital in Windsor he was treated because of a cancerous growth in
the larynx, which was away-operated allegedly in the hospital. At the Royal
Marsden hospital in London he exposed
himself thereafter twice to an irradiation treatment. " I have the cancer
certainly from smoking.", said Harrison at that time. " years ago I gave
up, then I began again. "
At the end of of 1999 George Harrison of scarcely survived an assassination
attempt. That 33-year old fan Michael Abram broke in at that time to the
house of the guitarist in Oxfordshire outside of London. Harrison tried to
fight back. Abram stabbed him in the chest causing his lung to collapse .
George Harrison recovered whole never from this event. (I'm not sure if they
mean physically or mentally by not recovering whole here?) A court found the
attacker not guilty because of insanity.
A further development in Hawaii points to the aggravation of Harrisons
illness. The musician settled a legal battle with his neighbours on June
19th (actually it was reported on June the 19th but it was settled on June
7th). Over the property of Harrison on Maui runs a path to the Pacific
ocean. At the beginning of the nineties-the ex-Beatle began to forbid the
use of the path To protect his privacy. In Hawaii a court gave the
neighbours of Harrison permission to use the path finally in 1993. But
Harrison continued to draw the case - up to the agreement out of court. to
close the path. Harrison paid to keep. The details of the agreement
secret, said Harrisons lawyer Paul Alston told the " Herald News service ".
The representative of the neighbours, Kyle Coffman, said to the media: "
one looks at the state of health of Harrison, understands why he wanted to
terminate the controversy so quickly. "
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