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The Cure's Simon Gallup Is Leaving the Band After Decades

The Cure's Simon Gallup Is Leaving the Band After Decades

The Cure is losing a member.

Bassist Simon Gallup confirmed on Saturday (August 15) that he is exiting the band.

“With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure! Good luck to them all,” he wrote on Facebook, adding in a response to a comment: “I’m ok… just got fed up of betrayal.”

The Cure
has not yet issued a statement, but Robert Smith previously said that if Simon were to leave the band, “it wouldn’t be called the Cure.”

“For me, the heart of the live band has always been Simon, and he’s always been my best friend. It’s weird that over the years and the decades he’s often been overlooked. He doesn’t do interviews, he isn’t really out there and he doesn’t play the role of a foil to me in public, and yet he’s absolutely vital to what we do,” he later said to NME.

Simon Gallup joined the band following their 1979 debut, temporarily leaving the band before rejoining in 1984 and staying ever since.

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