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Eagles Of Death Metal Bassist Diagnosed With Cancer, Band Plans Benefit Shows

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Brian O'Connor, the bassist for the alt-rock band Eagles of Death Metal has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment in Los Angeles.

"In regards to my current health situation, with the remarkable support and love from my amazing friends and family, I am receiving the best medical and moral attention one could ask for. I cannot thank everyone enough for their continued support and involvement. I am excited for my full recovery and look forward to getting back to what I love most: melting face with my bass. I'm feeling great. After all, I am half unicorn. Keep ya posted." O'Conner wrote in a post on the band's website.

To support their band-mate and friend, the rest of the band are planning several benefit concerts to raise money to help defray O'Conner's medical and living expenses. The band Them Crooked Vultures will headline a sold-out show on July 5th at Brixton Academy in London. Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal will play a benefit show in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on August 12th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 16th at 10am PST.

If you'd like to kick in a few bucks for the cause, but can't make the show, click here. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers