October 22, 2011 17:49

The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee's cancer in remission

Band report keyboard player has overcome breast cancer

The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee's cancer in remission

Photo: Autumn de Wilde

The Decemberists' keyboard player Jenny Conlee has beaten breast cancer.

In May, it was reported Conlee had been diagnosed with the illness, but the band's frontman Colin Meloy had good news today (October 22).

Taking to his Twitter page, he wrote: "For those of you wondering, saw Jenny this week; our girl's officially in remission! #teamjenny #beyondchemodrome"

The Decemberists have a new EP, 'Long Live The King', scheduled for release on November 1.

The Portland-based band released their debut EP in 2001, and put out their sixth album, 'The King Is Dead', earlier this year.

Meloy stated shortly after the release of the last album that the band would take at least a year off from touring.

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