Michael Bibi: Cancer diagnosis and how he vows to come back stronger 💜
Solid Grooves legend Michael Bibi has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain and spinal cancer and said it was “moving fast” and he was staying in hospital for treatment.
In an Instagram post on Monday night, he told fans he’d been diagnosed with primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma.
“I don’t know what lies ahead, I’m tired but I know I am strong and I won’t let this beat me,” the 32-year-old added.
He’s been on residency at DC10 nightclub in Ibiza and was due to play at the Parklife festival in Manchester and Glastonbury this summer.
The DJ posted the news on Insta alongside a picture of him doing a peace sign with a cannula in his hand.
“Typing this message doesn’t quite seem real and I’m sorry for the bad news,” he wrote.
“I will be back stronger for you all. Love Bibi.”
Solid Grooves, the record label he founded also posted on Insta, saying he’d taken the brand around the world “while maturing and growing into an international superstar”.
“The entire team sends our love and support while he recovers, and we hope to have him back with us as soon as possible to make more memories,” they added.
Some of the biggest artists in dance music commented on Michael’s Insta post to let him know they were thinking of him, including Skrillex and Jamie Jones.
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix wrote: “You got this bro! sending lots of strength and love.”
“This is heartbreaking. Can’t imagine what you’re going through right now. Wishing you a speedy recovery,” Belgian DJ Charlotte de Witte said.
Michael runs two of his own music labels, Solid Grooves and SG Raw, and is known for playing lengthy sets. Earlier this year, he was forced to cancel some performances due to ongoing tinnitus health-related issues.
We wish Michael all the best and a speedy recovery!
Words: James John – revised from original source: BBC News
Image Credit: Louis Nesbitt