Saturday, June 04, 2005


Posted by: on Jun 03, 2005 05:06pm EDT

Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2005) - Andrew McMahon, lead singer of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin, has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. He is being treated in Los Angeles and his doctors expect a full recovery. Tour dates for both Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate are postponed until further notice. Per Andrew's request, Jack's Mannequin's debut album, Everything in Transit, will be released on Maverick Records in August as planned.

Currently there has been a lot of talk as to doing something to help Andrew or show support for him. One of the "hottest" ideas out there right now seems to be to purchase 'LiveSTRONG'-like bracelets in a different color. Also, here.

UPDATE (1:45 p.m.): I have news direct from Casper, Jack's Mannequin's PR Representative:
there are alot of ideas on the table here at maverick. We are working on alot of things to help raise awareness. As soon as we can give more details we will. But just to let everyone know were working on tons of ideas.


Bree said...

I read about this on his blog while I was in Portland (the being in the hospital and not feeling well, not the leukemia part). I had a really close friend die from this kind of cancer when I was younger...the good news is that a lot of times when they catch it fast enough, it's more curable than other kinds.

It's so sad, but thanks for the information.

Thister said...

Yeah, as far as I can tell from "The Messengers" and the comments and replies on the boards there everything seems to be ok. There is talk of sending him cards, care packages, and many other things, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

I hope he gets through this.

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