Adam “MCA” Yauch has cancer – upcoming tour canceled!

Music News | Jul 20th, 2009

Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys has found that he has cancer and needs to get it treated as soon as possible. The cancer is treatable since it was discovered fairly early on. Obviously, the band had to cancel their upcoming tour including a date at Jersey City’s All Points West festival. Beastie Boys will also be delaying their release of their next album while Adam gets treated. While I can’t stand the Beastie Boys, it’s always sad to hear someone in music getting something like this. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery so I can go back to making fun of the Beastie Boys’ music again and not be hated by everyone.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — The Beastie Boys canceled all scheduled concerts and delayed their next album release while member Adam “MCA” Yauch is treated for a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland, Yauch says in a video statement to fans.

“The good news is that they did scans of my whole body and it’s only localized in this one area and it’s not in a place that affects my voice,” Yauch says. “So, that’s nice. That’s convenient.”

The cancer is in his left parotid gland and “also in a lymph node right in that area,” he says.


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