TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
March 15, 2011 at 4:21 AM (PT)
Get well wishes go out to TV ON THE RADIO bassist GERARD SMITH, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and who will be absent from the band's SPRING tour while undergoing treatment.
A statement on the band's website reads, "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."