Former bassist for art rocker group Japan, Mick Karn, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Karn, who currently lives in Cyprus with his wife and son, announced the news on his website. Although his basic medical costs will be provided by the state, Karn says he is currently financially insecure. As a result he is appealing for financial help to support his family and any extra costs treatment may incur. A benefit concert organised by Midge Ure is being planned for later this year.