Rusko revealed that he is beginning treatment for gastric lymphoma and, as a result, has had to cancel all of his upcoming summer tour dates. Mercer did note, though, that he will continue to release new music, "which is awesome — and gonna cheer me up for sure."
Before thanking fans for their ongoing support, he apologized for being "a bit quiet" over the next little while.
Read Mercer's entire message below.
UPDATE / NEWS pic.twitter.com/MEO9QsYKcg— rusko (@ruskoofficial) May 4, 2017
Fellow EDM stars have reached out to Rusko and offered messages of support since he revealed his diagnosis. Read some of those below.
@ruskoofficial Very sorry and shocked to hear this. Get well man! Positive vibes your way!— Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) May 4, 2017
@ruskoofficial love you man!!!!! sending all the healing energy in the world!!! here for you 100%!!!!— Bassnectar (@bassnectar) May 5, 2017
@ruskoofficial Wishing you all the best for a quick recovery mate. Stay strong 👊— DELTΔ HEΔVY (@DeltaHeavyUK) May 4, 2017
@ruskoofficial Sorry to hear of this mate. Sending all the good vibes your way and hoping for a speedy recovery ❤️— Mt Eden (@MtEdenOfficial) May 5, 2017
@ruskoofficial holy shit man...sending my love to you dude and I hope everything is back to 100% soon! Let me know if you need anything!— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 5, 2017