The recent news of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ breast cancer diagnosis was yet another reminder that the disease does not discriminate. Now, more sad news out of the music world, as LFO singer Devin Lima has been diagnosed with stage-4 adrenal cancer, just one week after he underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his adrenal gland.
Bandmate Brad Fischetti shared the news with fans via social media on Monday, admitting, “I wish we had better news to share.”
“Devin asked me to give you this update without him because, frankly, he’s not feeling very well,” Fischetti said. “But, he asked me to send you his love and gratitude for all the love and prayers you’ve sent his way.”
Fischetti said that Lima had had a tough few days in the hospital following his surgery (which also saw him have his kidney removed), and that the pathology report indeed confirmed cancer. He’s been diagnosed with primary adrenal cancer, meaning it started in the adrenal gland, which Fischetti described as a “one in a million” type of cancer.
LFO staked their claim in the ’90s boy band legacy with their 1999 hit “Summer Girls,” and had recently returned with a new single, “Perfect 10.” Fischetti said that returning to the stage is a “motivating factor” for Lima at this time. Original group member Rich Cronin died from leukemia in 2010. All the best to Lima for a speedy recovery.
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