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Doc Neeson’s Battles To Be Revealed In ABC Documentary

23 April 2014 | 4:57 pm | Staff Writer

Australian Story to air Monday 28 April

The ABC's profile series Australian Story has followed legendary The Angels frontman Doc Neeson around for 12 months as he battles a brain tumour, with the episode to air this Monday 28 April.

Titled A Very Good Rascal, the episode will see Neeson speaking about his battles with alcohol and fellow band mates, as well as divorce and depression. The title comes from a quote during an interview with Governor General Peter Cosgrove, who calls Neeson “a rascal – but a very good rascal.”

Neeson was rushed to hospital over the Christmas period in 2012, with news made public in early January 2013.

“It was a shock of course because when somebody says you've got a year to 18 months to live, that's putting a 'use by' date on me,” Neeson says in the episode.

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The episode will air 8pm Monday 28 April on ABC 1, before it begins streaming on the public broadcaster's catch-up service iview.