After announcing that he’d been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in June, on Tuesday (Dec. 5), Michael Bibi offered a much happier update.
“CANCER FREE!” he wrote on Instagram. “After 6 months of fighting I leave hospital officially in remission with no cancer in my body.
“To every person that sent me the support, energy & strength to fight I thank you from the bottom of my heart & to the staff [at the Royal Marsden hospital in London] for literally saving my life I will forever be in your debt,” Bibi’s post continued. “Thank you so much.. I’m still very tired, I’m on a lot of meds, my body hurts & my hairs all gone….but I’m excited to get home, process, heal & prepare for the future with you all.”
The post is accompanied by photos of Bibi walking out of the hospital with his hands raised, flashing peace signs, images of him with hospital staff, and a short video of him ringing a bell inside the hospital, a hospital tradition for patients finishing treatment. The Royal Marsden specializes in cancer treatment.
The post garnered celebratory comments from many in the electronic music community, including Diplo, who wrote “hero,” John Summit, who wrote “LEGEND,” and Martin Garrix, who wrote “you’re a huge inspiration, so happy & proud of you!!! best f—ing news of 2023.”
In June, Bibi announced that he’d been diagnosed with CNS Lymphona, a rare form of cancer. The U.K. artist, on a hot streak following the pandemic, was forced to cancel all his shows while receiving treatment. His first performance after entering treatment was this past September, when he played a surprise set at DC-10 in Ibiza as part of the closing party for his Solid Grooves label.
The remission announcement follows a bone marrow/stem cell transplant Bibi received last month. In a post from Nov. 1, Bibi wrote that, “After many months of fighting, today I start the last phase of my treatment by having a bone marrow/stem cell transplant. If all goes well this will be the final yet toughest part of my journey. It will hit me hard & could take months of recovery but the end goal is being 100% cancer free… I pray everyday that all goes smoothly & I will be out of hospital with you all again soon. Wish me luck & see you on the other side.”