We are sad to announce that Paul Baumer, a member of the duo Bingo Players, has just been diagnosed with cancer. The group had recently informed his fans of current health problems one member was experiencing, but it is disheartening to know the severity of your condition. Our thoughts and hearts are with Paul, his family and friends. We wish him well and hope for his recovery. The duo made the following statement:
As some of you know, I’ve been in the hospital for the last few weeks and I have not been to some of the recent performances, while conducting the search of medical treatment. Now I have the results and wanted to let you know that I have been diagnosed with cancer. It was very devastating this news for me and my family, I am ready to fight this.
From the beginning, Bingo Players wanted to share the music we love, both through our songs and performances. I will remain actively involved in all areas of Hysteria Bingo Players and Records with Maarten. However, for the future Maarten will be representing the two on the road, while I go to seek medical treatment, as well as working in the studio, working on the operation of our label, etc..
All shows that are planned tour will follow and we will have more soon. We want to continue helping to create meaningful and memorable experiences of our music and shows, but as you might imagine in light of this news, we have to make some adjustments and we hope you understand. As I said before I am ready to fight this and I hope to be on stage again with you in the future!
Lots of love,