School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis diagnosed with cancer
His bandmate Alejandra Deheza broke the news of his T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on Facebook
Earlier today (February 8), Alejandra Deheza of the band took to Facebook to break the news about the former Secret Machines member to fans. She wrote:
Dear Friends, It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can't wrap my head or my heart around it, but here it goes. A few nights ago Benjamin was admitted to the hospital for symptoms that have been getting worse for a few weeks now. After a dozen tests and scans (which he's endured like a champion), the doctors say it's T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.
She continued: "It developed pretty aggressively, and the chemotherapy to treat it will be pretty aggressive, but the good news is that it's TREATABLE. These next few months will be tough, but he is the toughest person I know (even while here, he was trying to figure out a way to sample the MRI). I wanted to share this with you all, because you guys are such a huge and important part of our lives. Send all of the light and love that you can his way. Every bit will count towards a strong and fast recovery. I believe that with all of my heart. I will be doing the same. Love, Alley"
The band are pictured from before singer Claudia Deheza left the band in 2010 and the group became a duo. They released their last album, 'Ghostory', in February of last year.
Speaking about the follow-up to 2010's 'Disconnect From Desire', Curtis said: "Alley and I have always written our music together, but always independently and on our own time. We knew we wanted to do something that was more sensual and spontaneous than anything we had ever done before, and that meant writing together in a room, coming up with ideas quickly and immediately reacting to what the other person was doing."