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Published: 2011/01/19

STS9 Cancels Winter Tour While David Murphy Undergoes Cancer Treatment

STS9 has canceled its Winter Tour 2011 while bassist David Murphy undergoes treatment for cancer. The entire group will still perform at Mayan Holidaze this week before the bassist undergoes his surgery.

A note from Murphy reads:

Greetings Family,Friends and Fans,

I’m writing to share with y’all some news I’ve received recently. I have just been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor primarily in my sinus cavity (a type of internal skin cancer). It will require extensive surgery followed by a few months long recovery periods. There will be some treatment for the cancer following also but at this time we aren’t fully aware of what that will entail and at this time we are just focusing on the task at hand which is the surgery.

With this news comes a bit of bad news for our upcoming shows. We will have to cancel all of our upcoming shows in Feb and March in order to fully get after taking care of this little health issue to the fullest, and we will do just that. There is nothing more in the world I love then playing music and sharing it with all of you and we will continue to do it for a long time together and all I ask for is y’all’s thoughts and prayers during this time of recovery!

We will still be performing in Mexico this weekend before my upcoming surgery, so for y’all down there….

Let’s do this…. Boom!

We’ll send appropriate updates as we get them through out the process.

- Murph


There are 8 comments associated with this post

hoop January 19, 2011, 12:24:32

i am in no way knowledgeable in the subject of cancer, but could it have been brought on by playing in smoky venues for over a decade? the diagnosis, ( tumor primarily in the sinus cavity, a type of internal skin cancer), is a skin cancer yet it has to do with the sinus. does that have anything to do with breathing in smoke? anyway, it sucks. i hope murph recovers ten-fold!

weissman January 19, 2011, 13:30:56

please get well soon MURPH! cancer is a motherf**ker…take the time you need to heal and we’ll see you down the road again soon! (Come to Ohio!!!! we need STS9!) get well soon

Telluriders January 19, 2011, 13:55:37

Everyone in town was stoked to have you guys come to Telluride next month! Please get well soon as your welcome back anytime. Patience and positivity! Much love

kevin January 19, 2011, 16:47:46

Get well soon man!!!! well spread the postive vibes yer way!

nicole January 19, 2011, 17:25:07

Beat the fuck outa that cancer Murph!! I know u got this. we love you!!!!!!

DrasticJasper January 19, 2011, 18:26:41

Been a STS9 fan for 10 years was looking forward to 2/12/11 at the fox in oakland but health is more important than fun…much love get well soon my prayers are with you brother

Erin January 22, 2011, 21:38:08

David Murphy you are a rock star and an icon! You have shaped my life and the lives of countless others. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and I can’t wait to see you back out rocking the freaking house again soon!!!

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