Fenech-Soler cancel UK tour as singer is diagnosed with cancer

Ben Duffy to undergo chemotherapy for testicular cancer

Fenech-Soler cancel UK tour as singer is diagnosed with cancer
Fenech-Soler singer Ben Duffy has been diagnosed with testicular cancer - forcing the cancellation of the band's UK tour.

Duffy is set to undergo chemotherapy for his condition, which he has said was discovered in its early stages.

"The diagnosis has been a big shock for all of us but on the positive side it has been caught very early and the recovery rate for this type of cancer is extremely high," he said.

He added: "I will be continuing to write and work with the band during my treatment and the others will continue to fulfill all DJ engagements. Everyone is very upbeat that I will be fighting fit again in a couple of months. We just want to ask our fans to bear with us while I have treatment and recover. I can't wait to get back on stage and continue with what has been an amazing last year for us."

The band are hoping to reschedule the tour dates for Autumn. As well as their UK shows, the band's appearance at the Snowbombing event in Mayrhofen, Austria has been pulled.

The band are set to donate the proceeds from the sales of their next single, 'Stop And Stare', to the Teenage Cancer Trust. It's out on April 18.

See Fenechsoler.co.uk for more information.

The affected dates are:

Norwich Waterfront (March 22)
Manchester Academy 3 (23)
Glasgow O2 ABC 2 (24)
Leeds University (25)
Birmingham HMV Institute (26)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (30)
London Koko (31)
Brighton Concorde 2 (April 1)
Cardiff Millennium Music Hall (2)
Mayrhofen Snowbombing (5)

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