The Sheepdogs' Sam Corbett diagnosed with cancer

In a Facebook post published yesterday on The Sheepdogs' official page, drummer Sam Corbett announced that he will not be joining the band on their U.S. and European tours after being diagnosed with cancer.

Although Corbett did not reveal the nature of his cancer, he says it has been detected early and has a 96 per cent survival rate.

The Sheepdogs' tours will continue with other musicians filling in for Corbett.

You can see the original Facebook post as it appeared on the band's official Facebook page here: