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D.R.I.'s Spike Cassidy Diagnosed with Cancer

May 16, 2006

Legendary D.R.I. guitarist, Spike Cassidy, has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The band’s website is currently accepting donations to help with his medical bills. Here is the official word from their website:

Spike Cassidy, Founder, Long Time Guitarist of D.R.I. was diagnosed with Cancer, and underwent surgery recently to remove it. He will be starting months of radiation and chemo-therapy soon.

“You can help out Spike and his family with your donations to:

Spike Cassidy Cancer Relief

“All tours and shows have been canceled. Merchandise orders will all be shipped later then the normal 2-4 weeks. If your waiting on an order that’s already late, be patient, it’s on the way. All orders will be shipped as soon as possible.

Updates on Spike’s health, and the bands future will be posted here monthly. Spike, his family, and D.R.I. appreciate the concern every one has shown, and wish they could thank each and everyone of you personally.”