Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gerard Smith Of TV On The Radio Battles Lung Cancer

Got some sad news a little earlier. One of the main guys I know from TV On The Radio, Gerard Smith, is battling lung cancer. I bumped into Kip and Tunde the other day and when I asked about my guy there seemed to be a weird reaction and sort of hesitance. Now I understand why. The guys had this to say on their website;

"Upon the completion of Nine Types of Light, Gerard was diagnosed with lung cancer. As a result, he has been undergoing treatment and will be unable to participate in the upcoming tour. Gerard is fortunate enough to have health insurance and is receiving excellent medical care. Already we have seen dramatic results. Combine that with Gerard's legendarily willful disposition and it might just be cancer that has the problem. We appreciate your concern and support for Gerard and his family." -

Happy to hear Gerard is doing well but it's still a scary thing to be going through. It also sucks he won't be going out with his band on their upcoming tour. There's a link for the newly released, "Caffeinated Consciousness", off TVOTR's Nine Types of Light due out on April 12th, down below. Stay up, Gerard. We all love you, man.







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