Poly Styrene, frontwoman of influential punk rock outfit X-Ray Spex has released a statement indicating the cancellation of touring for the foreseeable future due to illness:

It comes as a huge shock to all those who know Poly Styrene and X-ray Spex that Poly has been diagnosed with cancer, she is currently undergoing various treatments in her battle with this illness. She is devastated that she cannot commit to any live dates at this stage, but her album remains a very positive force in her current journey. Poly has been tweeting about her illness and will continue to keep in touch with fans.

She continues to document her experiences and her new album via her Twitter.

Her album remains on track for an April 26, 2011 release. The record is titled Generation Indigo.