UPDATE: “While I’m grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated. I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future.” ~Adam Yauch, a released statement contradicting the BBC’s report
18 months ago Beastie Boy Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer. A tumor was found in his salivary glands but now the veteran rapper says he’s cancer-free. Yauch had the lump removed months ago and “has since received a clean bill of health and adopted a strict vegan diet, on the advice of Tibetan doctors.”
The Beastie Boys are said to be back on track for 2 new albums in the works, Hot Sauce Committee, Parts 1 and 2. According to fellow Beastie Mike D Part 1 is still delayed while Part 2 is due out this spring. The out of order releases are due to the delay following Yauch’s diagnosis.
Congrats to Adam Yauch and his loved ones.