The bassist for rock group” TV on the Radio” has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a note on the band’s Web site.

The band said bassist Gerard Smith won’t attend their upcoming tour as he undergoes treatment. The band added that Smith is receiving “excellent medical care” with “dramatic results.”

“Combine that with Gerard’s legendarily willful disposition and it might just be cancer that has the problem,” the statement read.

The band’s new album, “Nine Types of Light,” is scheduled to hit stores April 12th.