Published Feb 08, 2013Some sad news has come from dream-pop outfit School of Seven Bells, who report that band member Benjamin Curtis has been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer.
The reveal came today (February 8) via the group's Alley Deheza, who posted about her bandmate's health problems on Facebook. She explained that Curtis had been feeling ill for a few weeks and was admitted to a hospital a couple of days ago to undergo tests and scans. It was then revealed that he was suffering a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.
The good news is that doctors say the cancer is treatable, though apparently Curtis will undergo "pretty aggressive" chemotherapy sessions. Making the best they can of the situation, Deheza also said that Curtis was trying to figure out how to sample an MRI.
You can read Deheza's message in full down below:
It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can't wrap my head or my heart around it, but here it goes. A few nights ago Benjamin was admitted to the hospital for symptoms that have been getting worse for a few weeks now. After a dozen tests and scans (which he's endured like a champion) , the doctors say it's T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. It developed pretty aggressively, and the chemotherapy to treat it will be pretty aggressive, but the good news is that it's TREATABLE. These next few months will be tough, but he is the toughest person I know (even while here, he was trying to figure out a way to sample the MRI). I wanted to share this with you all, because you guys are such a huge and important part of our lives. Send all of the light and love that you can his way. Every bit will count towards a strong and fast recovery. I believe that with all of my heart. I will be doing the same.
Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.