Bingo Players' Paul Baumer Diagnosed With Cancer: "I'm Ready to Fight This Thing"
They may "hail from the Netherlands." But like lots of other famous Dutch DJs, Bingo Players' Paul Baümer and Maarten Hoogstraten have made a second home of South Beach and Miami.
Over the last year alone, they've headlined multiple times at megaclubs like LIV and Story, while also securing a coveted primetime slot for Ultra Music Festival 2013's live webcast.
In fact, Bingo Players will undoubtedly be returning to SoBe soon. But unfortunately, Baümer will most likely miss the party. "I wanted to let you know," he writes, "that I have been diagnosed with cancer."
Check the cut for Paul's full message to "Friends and Fans."
UPDATE Sadly, Bingo Players' Paul Baumer succumbed to his cancer and passed away on December 17, 2013.
Photo by Rukes via facebook.com/BingoPlayers Baumer in the booth, posted alongside his message.
To Our Friends and Fans - A Message From Paul (Bingo Players)
As some of you may know, I have been in the hospital over the past few weeks and I have not been at some of the recent shows while seeking medical treatment. I now have the results back and I wanted to let you know that I have been diagnosed with cancer.
As devastating as this news is for me and my family, I am ready to fight this.
From the beginning, Bingo Players has been about me and Maarten sharing the music that we love, both through our records and with you at shows. I will continue to be actively involved in all areas of Bingo Players and Hysteria Records with Maarten. But for the foreseeable future Maarten will be representing both of us on the road, while I'll be seeking medical treatment as well as working in the studio, taking lead on running our label etc.
All shows that are planned will still be happening and we will have more tour announcements coming. For us, we want to continue to help create those meaningful and memorable experiences from our music and shows, but as you can imagine in light of this news, we need to make some adjustments and we hope you understand. As I said earlier I'm ready to fight this thing and hope to be on that stage again with you guys in the future!!!!!