AFTER FOREVER Drummer Winning Battle Against Cancer

AFTER FOREVER drummer André Borgman, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year, has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Since I promised to keep you posted about my condition and its progress, here is another update for you.

"I have been to the hospital yesterday for my results of the total body scan. The total body scan shows us still a few deviations in both lungs. Therefore I cannot be operated and we have to wait what will happen with those deviations. They aren't necessarily cancer cells, they can also be scar tissue. My doctor also told me that in 90 percent of all the cases they do get to operate the deviations proves to be scar tissue.

"The doctors will keep me under close observation for the next five years. And if something does happen and the cells do get active, they can act immediately.

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"But still the best news is: I feel very well and strong and I hope to be performing again as soon as possible! First I have to see if my condition is good enough to play a whole show. The will to play again with my buddies on stage in front of you people is very big, so we'll see!"

AFTER FOREVER recently spent time at the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany recording their fourth full-length album, "Remagine". The group's latest album, "Invisible Circles", was released in March 2004 through Transmission Records. "Invisible Circles" is the follow-up to "Decipher", which was issued in 2001.

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