Cancer is preventing one of the Sheepdogs from joining his bandmates on their upcoming tour.
The group announced via its Facebook page that drummer Sam Corbett will be undergoing cancer treatment this month.
“This summer I was diagnosed with cancer (some of you may remember that we had to cancel a couple shows for a medical emergency: that was so that I could have surgery to remove the tumor),” Corbett said in the Facebook post.
The Saskatoon-raised rockers are beginning a tour through the United States and Europe that will be making at least 36 stops through the end of November.
Corbett continued his post by reassuring fans that his cancer treatment won’t stop the band from touring.
“I caught it very early, and my type of cancer has a super high survival rate (96%),” the post continued. “Here’s some more good news: the shows are not cancelled, we have some great subs lined up, and these shows are still going to be awesome.”
“So, make sure you go out and support the guys, because they’ve given me nothing but amazing support during this tough time.”
The Sheepdogs rose to fame in 2011 when they beat out 15 other acts in a competition to land on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.