Prayers For Bingo Players’ Member Paul Diagnosed With Cancer


| July 19, 2013 - 4:34 pm

The Bingo Players Left to Right: Maarten and Paul, VIBE’s Senior Editor Sarah Polonsky & Contributor: Danielle Draizin (Left to Right)

Bingo Players member, Paul Bäumer, has been shockingly diagnosed with cancer. Having interviewed Paul at different points in his career, he epitomizes a forward-thinking artist. It behooves me to speak out on this terrible news. Having spent time with him, I can only say Paul is a kind and funny person, down for a brew and a laugh (even two seconds before hopping on stage), and I personally speak for the VIBE fam when wishing him a speedy recovery. Hysteria Records has grown to become a flourishing true void-filler in a music scene that so often feels like an abyss. It’s a place I can always rely on to find innovative and exciting new sounds. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, @SarahPolonsky

This letter was just sent out in press release from Bingo Players member, Paul Bäumer:

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!!!!!

Much Love