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New reports confirm Devin Lima, one of the three members of the late-'90s boy band LFO, has a rare adrenal cancer in stage 4. On October 30, Lima's bandmate, Brad Fischetti, released a video announcement online to talk about the diagnosis and share some information about the treatment Lima received. In the video, Fischetti thanked people for sending kind words of support after he and Lima revealed Lima had surgery in the middle of October to remove an adrenal gland tumor. Then Fischetti explained,
[Devin] had a tough recovery and a few really difficult days in the hospital. Thankfully he's home now resting and healing. I wish we had better news to share. It's devastating news but at the same time, there's nobody I know stronger than Devin Lima. No one has a stronger, body, mind or soul. If anybody can defeat this, it's Devin. I know with your prayers and your thoughts and positive energy coming down his way, there's no doubt that he will beat it.
While the tumor was removed in its entirety, the concern is that the cancer cells may still be present in the body so Devin will go through chemo and radiation as part of his treatment plan.
As mentioned, Brad Fischetti has updated fans and followers on Instagram with other updates in the days since Devin Lima had his medical procedure. For example, Fischetti uploaded a picture on October 20 and included a caption that said Lima was feeling a little bit better and even walked around his hospital room at one point:
Sadly, Devin Lima is the second LFO member to battle cancer. The group's third member, Rich Cronin, died of leukemia in 2010. A decade prior, LFO topped the charts with their most famous song, the pop hit "Summer Girls" from 1999. Brad Fischetti and Devin Lima continued making music together at different times over the years and this year even released a song called "Perfect 10," which they dedicated to Rich Cronin.
The news about Devin Lima's diagnosis is terribly sad, but it sounds like he is surrounded by love and support from family, friends, and even fans. We'll be keeping Lima and his family in our thoughts as he moves through the days ahead.