Simon Gallup says he’s back in The Cure just two months after leaving the band

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Bassist Simon Gallup has apparently rejoined The Cure just two months after leaving the band.

Gallup announced his departure back in August in a now-deleted Facebook post saying he left The Cure because he “got fed up of betrayal.”

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As NME points out, Gallup seemingly confirmed he’s rejoined the band when he replied to a fan that asked whether or not he is still a member. “Yes I am,” he said.

While the outlet has reached out to representatives of both The Cure and Gallup for comment, it appears his hiatus from The Cure was short lived.

Gallup is/was the second-longest tenured member of The Cure next to co-founder and frontman Robert Smith. His tenure hasn’t been without its own issues as Gallup previously left the band in the early ‘80s over disagreements with Smith.

He eventually rejoined the group in 1984 and served as the best man in Smith's 1988 wedding to Mary Poole.

The Cure’s last new album, 4:13 Dream, came out in 2008, but Smith recently revealed a new record may not be too far away.

"The new Cure stuff is very emotional,” he said. “It’s 10 years of life distilled into a couple of hours of intense stuff.” The singer went on to explain, "I can’t think we’ll ever do anything else. I definitely can’t do this again.”

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