Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has ‘very treatable’ throat cancer

July 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) —

In a video posted on their official Website, Beastie Boys members Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz, otherwise known as MCA and Ad Rock, delivered some bad news to fans.  Yauch, 43, announced that a cancerous tumor was found in his parotid gland on the left side of his neck by his lymph nodes, but that it is very treatable. He’s scheduled to have surgery sometime next week and will follow that up with localized radiation therapy. The Beasties will have to cancel their upcoming summer tour and postpone the launch date for their new album “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.”

“About two months ago, I started feeling this little lump in my throat that you would feel if you had like swollen glands or something like that or you’d feel if you had a cold, so I really didn’t think it was anything,” said the rapper, seated in a recording studio. “But then just recently when we were over in Europe doing promotion…I called my doctor and saw him when I got back, and this was about two weeks ago, and he sent me to a specialist, and they did tests, and I actually have a form of cancer in the gland.”

We wish Adam a speedy recovery.


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