Rusko Reveals Stomach Cancer Diagnosis

The UK producer has had to cancel upcoming shows but promises new music is on the way

BY Sarah MurphyPublished May 5, 2017

UK dubstep producer Rusko (a.k.a. Chris Mercer) has shared some unfortunate personal news. He took to Twitter yesterday (May 4) to tell his fans that he is currently battling a form of stomach cancer.
Rusko revealed that he is beginning treatment for gastric lymphoma and, as a result, has had to cancel all of his upcoming summer tour dates. Mercer did note, though, that he will continue to release new music, "which is awesome — and gonna cheer me up for sure."
Before thanking fans for their ongoing support, he apologized for being "a bit quiet" over the next little while.
Read Mercer's entire message below.

Fellow EDM stars have reached out to Rusko and offered messages of support since he revealed his diagnosis. Read some of those below.

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