Rusko Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer


Fans of dubstep/bass producer Rusko (a.k.a.Christopher Mercer) are rallying to support him after he revealed on Facebook that he’s been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Rusko’s medical issues began on April 25 when his team posted on Facebook that several gigs had to be canceled as the DJ/producer was suffering from “an unforeseen medical emergency and under the strict instruction of Rusko’s physician the following shows have been cancelled: Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Columbus and Buffalo. Ticket holders can get information on how to receive a refund from their point of sale. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.”

Yesterday Rusko, 32, took to Facebook and revealed he was being treated for gastric lymphoma, a type of stomach cancer:

So after a stay in a US hospital and then back here in the UK, I am currently beginning treatment for gastric lymphoma (a type of stomach cancer). Regrettably I will not be able to make any shows this summer, but I do still have loads of music coming out which is awesome – and gonna cheer me up for sure. In the meantime if I’m a bit quiet you know why.
Lots of love and thanks for the support always

Rusko will be off the road for the foreseeable future, currently unable to play a string of US and UK music festivals he’d been booked to play. More on this story as it develops.

Image via Facebook

Yehouda Silverman

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