Recently, only one half of the duo Bingo Players has been playing their gigs. While Maarten has been busy behind the booth, Paul has been spending time in the hospital. In a post on their website, Paul announces that he has been diagnosed with cancer, and has been seeking treatment.
Paul explains that Maarten will continue to represent the pair on stage at upcoming shows, and remaining optimistic, he says that as he fights the cancer he will continue to work in the studio, as well as keep their label Hysteria running.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Paul, and his family & friends, during this difficult time, and wish for a speedy recovery.
The full message to the Bingo Players fans from Paul reads:
As some of you may know, I have been in the hospital over the past few weeks and I have not been at some of the recent shows while seeking medical treatment. I now have the results back and I wanted to let you know that I have been diagnosed with cancer.
As devastating as this news has been for me and my family, I am ready to fight this.
From the beginning, Bingo Players has been about me and Maarten sharing the music that we love, both through our records and with you at shows. I will continue to be actively involved in all areas of Bingo Players and Hysteria Records with Maarten. But for the foreseeable future Maarten will be representing both of us on the road, while I’ll be seeking medical treatment as well as working in the studio, taking lead on running our label etc.
All shows that are planned will still be happening and we will have more tour announcements coming. For us, we want to continue to help create those meaningful and memorable experiences from our music and shows, but as you can imagine in light of this news, we need to make some adjustments and we hope you understand. As I said earlier I’m ready to fight this thing and hope to be on that stage again with you guys in the future!!!!!
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