Scott Putesky a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz, the founding guitarist of Marilyn Manson is currently battling stage 4 colon cancer.

Reports say that Putesky, 45 was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer back in August and is now undergoing a six-months of chemotherapy.



Stage-four cancer indicates doctors found that the disease may have spread.

Putesky met Brain Warner — who later renamed himself Marilyn Manson — in 1989. The two later formed Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, and Putesky played on recordings like 1994’s Portrait of an American Family, the breakthrough 1995 single “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and 1996’s Antichrist Superstar. He left during the making of Antichrist Superstar.

Putesky has continued to play music since learning Marilyn Manson, performing and recording with a string of projects. He recently released a single with his own band, the Daisy Kids, and has done production work.

To help him pay for his medical expenses, some friends are staging a benefit concert at Churchill’s Pub in Miami on Saturday (November 16). There are a whopping 16 bands listed on the event’s Facebook page, plus a number of visual artists. Putesky won’t be on hand since he’ll be receiving treatment in Philadelphia.