Former drummer with The Cure, Andy Anderson has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The musician also collaborated with Robert Smith and Iggy Pop.
Anderson revealed his situation on Facebook, “Hi guy’s, I am and I have Terminal 4 Cancer, and there is no way of returning back from that, it’s totally covering the inside of my body, and I’m totally fine and aware of my situation. I’ve gone for a no resuscitation, with that, I have a next of kin, in place and there is no way I would want them to be looking me as a vegetable.”
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“Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy will be discussed over the next few days, hopefull,y I’ll be able to get back to get to you in the next few days about the outcome.” The drummer requested optimism rather than pity from his followers,
“And please, no boohooing, here, just be positive, for me it’s just another life experience and hurdle, that one has to make yet another choice in life, be cool, I most definitely am and positive about the situation.”
During his time with The Cure, Anderson played the drums on the band’s fifth album, The Top, and the subsequent live LP, Concert: The Cure Live. He was a member from1983-1984.
He collaborated on The Glove, the brief side-project between Footman Robert Smith and Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin. He also played with Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock, Iggy Pop and Jimmy Pursey’s Sham 69.
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