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Marie still dizzy at times and in some pain

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on September 21, 2002 to .

EDITOR’S NOTE: It should be made clear that much of what has been written lately in the Swedish press (and used as source material here) is based on speculation, or about patients, in general, who have such tumors. There are no definite results or statements from Marie’s medical team yet.

STOCKHOLM (Updated) – Marie may undergo an operation sometime this coming week, as her doctors will soon have the results of the tests that have been conducted to determine the exact nature of the tumor that exists in the back part of her head. In the meantime, she has been home with her family under the care of a registered nurse.

  Marie’s still suffering from a concussion, caused by fainting and falling last week after jogging. She’s still feeling dizzy at times and has occasional headaches.

  It’s still uncertain what kind of treatment she’ll receive for the tumor, since it hasn’t yet been determined for certain that it is cancerous. “Nothing’s definite yet. We’re still not sure about what kind of tumor it is,” says Marie Dimberg, Roxette’s manager. “Marie’s in a positive mood,” she added.

  The alternatives would include an operation to remove the tumor, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

  During this past week, numerous tests have been carried out, including another MIR (computer imaging using magnetic and radio waves) and a brain x-ray.

  Karolinska Hospital, where Marie is being treated, is fully prepared and – as TDR reported previously – has a sterling reputation for quality care and cutting-edge medical knowledge.

Operation can take hours

  An operation such as the one being considered can take anywhere from three to 24 hours. In the weeks following that, doctors can administer radiation therapy to prevent a tumor from starting to grow again.

  “The doctors have told Marie to rest at home, until further information arrives. We can only hope for the best,” says Marie Dimberg.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ll have more on this story soon. In the meantime, if you have not done so already, we’d like to encourage you to consider sending a get-well wish to Marie — or joining a prayer circle — by using the links provided in the story below (about how fans have reacted to this news).


I wish you the ulitimate best in this time of your life. You have been with me ever since I left home back in 1989. I have grown with you. You voice echoes in my home everyday and will do so for a very long time. I think of your kids and your husband and hope they are strong. I know what waiting is like. You may never read this but please stay strong and hope to hear you very soon.
All my love

I have been a Roxette fan since ’87 and when I left my country, Roxette and tennis were the only things I could take away with me. The memories and all and of course Per and Marie were behind it. Marie will be fine. I mean, I hope so.

Hi Marie,

since the 11th of September 2002 I can´t sleep anymore.
I always think of you - you and Per, you are my life.
It is hard for me to recognize, that something like this tumor could happen to someone I love so much - but what must it be for your children and your husband?
I would do everything to take this pain away from you and your family. It is not fair...It is not fair at all...
I love you so much, you´re always in my heart and I hope, you´ll get well soon.
I need you.
Sleep well.



Hej Marie!!!

Listen ,don’t worry that everuthing will be fine ok? We are praying for you everydays.
Lots of love from a fan that adore you very very much.
Fernanda - São Paulo - Brazil

MIR = MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Correct definition of the procedure, just wrong labeling. Unless they’ve come up with somethingin the last 96 hours I don’t know about yet :o)

Ms. Fredriksson -
Thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this procedure. Good luck and God Bless.

Hang in there Marie, Australia is Praying for you.


Just wanting to wish Marie and her family the best. Marie, you are in our thoughts and we hope to hear your voice very soon.


Marie, our little infinite amount of hug and kisses to you and you family....and to you too Per!!1

WE LOVE YA...KEEP SMILING....Almighty God, listen to our prayers, reach out and heal our Marie,
She means the world to us you see!!

Bacioni, kisses Bisoux
BigRoxfan and family

marie, I haven’t prayed so much in my life before as I constantly do now. I wish you all the best, your family needs you, your fans need you, I NEED YOU. This is a shock for all of us, but everything will turn out fine at the end of the day. Keep up, we all adore you!
Panos from Athens, Greece.

We (brazilians) love You...
Get better :)

Hej Marie,

I heard the news about your illness and I was very
sad about it. It hit me in the middle of my heart.
Maybe these few words can help you:
Never give up. Fight against it. I know you are strong enough. But keep in mind, that when you
do have a little “drop back” that all your fans are praying for you and thinking of you.
We cannot wait until you are back on stage again!

All the best for you, your family, your friends and your band!

Take care.
Lots of love,


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