Dada Life announced today that member Olle Cornéer (pictured, left) has been diagnosed with cancer, but it’s “the best cancer you can get,” and he’s already begun the treatment necessary to be completely rid of it.
The news came via a blog post from Dada today, which goes into depth on the situation:
“As some of you know I’ve been away from the touring. And now I want to tell you why. In the beginning of September I went to the doctor. It was a Monday. On Wednesday I had surgery (moving fast is important). Since then I’ve been taking blood samples, going through x-rays and talking to doctors. And now I’m in chemotherapy.
“Yes, it’s cancer. But after talking to the doctors I’ve realized that this particular form really is “the best” cancer you can get. Most people that get treatment become completely free from it.”
The news comes less than a year after the dance music world lost Bingo Players’ Paul Baumer to cancer and only months after Dada Life counterpart Stefan Engblom was forced to miss a handful of shows while undergoing emergency surgery on his abdomen. Cornéer shares his experience after surgery and goes on to highlight how important Dada fans have been in his recovery:
“After coming home from surgery I laid in the dark of my room, feeling completely numb. Darkness outside, darkness inside. But pretty soon I got up. In a way the world outside had changed. Now it’s like I see the contrasts clearer. I see what’s important, and what’s not. Family, friends, of course. But also my large dysfunctional family – you. I have realized how important all of you are.”
Cornéer also announced that he’s been working on a side project called Night Gestalt, dabbling in music inspired by darkness that “doesn’t really have a beat.”
“It’s the stuff I hear inside my head after the lights go dark at a big show, alone winding down at night. I’ve decided to finish those songs and release them.”
Cornéer is currently undergoing chemotherapy and hopes to be back touring with Dada Life by the end of the year. Until then, Engblom will preside over Dada Land solo.
“It won’t be long until the bass hits you in the stomach and you look up towards stage and see two DADAS bouncing up and down smiling.”
Read the complete message from Cornéer here.