The Sheepdogs Drummer Sam Corbett Confirms Cancer Diagnosis

He won't be playing the band's upcoming U.S. and European shows

The Sheepdogs have revealed that their drummer Sam Corbett has been diagnosed with cancer.

After cancelling a couple of shows for a medical emergency this summer, Corbett revealed the diagnosis in a Facebook post yesterday, stating that he had a tumour removed. He was also set to begin further treatment yesterday.

“I caught it very early, and my type of cancer has a super high survival rate (96%),” Corbett added.

Unfortunately, Corbett will not be joining the Canadian classic rock revivalists on their upcoming shows, but The Sheepdogs will still be playing the dates with substitutes.

He also urged fans to continue to support the band, who he says have been very supportive throughout this process.