Andy Anderson (birth name: Clifford Leon Anderson) joined The Cure as their session drummer for their World Top Tour in 1984, in a way replacing Steve Goulding. For a number of reasons, come the end of the tour Anderson had left again and Boris Williams replaced him.
The main reason for Andy's departure was a medical problem: Andy had hypoglycemia. When The Cure were on the road and Andy couldn't eat properly, he'd get a little bit crazy. One time, when the band were in France, Andy basically went nuts and attacked various members of The Cure's tour party. The same thing happened in Japan. According to the other Cure members, Andy was a great drummer, but he needed to have a bit more stability. Hence Andy was forced to leave.
He was born in West Ham, East London, England on 30 January 1951. Anderson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in February 2019. He died on 26 February 2019, aged 68.