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Beastie Boy Cancer Stricken!!!!

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Don't worry, he'll be okay!!! We hope.

Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch, 44, was diagnosed last week as having a cancerous tumor in his left salivary gland.

Since it was found in the early stages, it is treatable with surgery along with several weeks of additional treatment and recovery time.

Luckily, it will not affect his vocal cords!!!

The band has canceled all upcoming shows and pushed back their highly anticipated album to allow Yauch time to heal.

Yauch states:

"I just need to take a little time to get this in check, and then we'll release the record and play some shows. It's a pain in the neck (sorry had to say it) because I was really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors have made it clear that this is not the kind of thing that can be put aside to deal with later."

We're so glad it was detected early!

Update: Adam just posted the following video about his cancer diagnosis.


[Image via WENN.]

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36 comments to “Beastie Boy Cancer Stricken!!!!”

  1. 1

    Get better Adam!

  2. 2

    CHECK IT!!!

  3. 3

    Aww No! I wish Adam the best and a speedy recovery

  4. 4

    who cares about the showss… he shouldnt b apologizing, his HEALTH is much mre important!!!

    loooooove the beastie boys!


  5. 5

    Glad it was caught early!

  6. Laury says – reply to this


    Yeah, they were supposed to perform in Montreal in August at the Osheaga festival, they had to cancel it. Get well soon Adam.

  7. 7

    Thank god they got it early! Stay storng.

  8. 8

    many many prayers go your way :)

  9. 9


  10. kik85 says – reply to this


    Damn, that sucks. I had a ticket for the Osheaga show. Hope he gets better soon

  11. 11

    Once it is in the lymphatic system it is hard to treat…mainly because it spreads so easily. I hope that due to the fact that they did catch it early he will be okay. Much love and goood thoughts out to him and his loved ones.

  12. 12

    Get well my friend and have a speedy recovery. Cant wait to hear the new album

  13. 13

    When License to Ill came out, I drove my momcrazy playing it over and over and over and over and over! But my favorite song is not even on that album: Whatcha want! Love that frickin' song!

  14. 14

    Lucky for him, this happened before health care reform. Otherwise, he probably wouldn't be able to get treatment until Christmas.

  15. 15

    take care!!! get better =D

  16. 16

    Get well Adam, don't apologize!

  17. 17

    Mom always said "if you can't say something nice about someone don't say anything at all." I'll take her advice.

  18. 18

    get better soon adam, nobody cares about a few shows when your health is on the line. that was a very ccol message to send out, upfront and personal-
    peace and health to you!

  19. 19

    no. i don't like this at all. but im glad they caught it early. take care.

  20. 20

    Lymphatic involvement is always very bad- Pray like crazy and send good thoughts in his direction for a speedy and complete recovery.

  21. 21

    Wow they're old.

  22. 22

    I wish him all the best health.
    We await your return.
    Lots of love.

  23. 23

    Prayers for a speedy recovery!

  24. 24

    get well soon adam, don't even apologize! stay strong!!

  25. 25

    :( !!!!!!!!!

  26. omz says – reply to this


    Luckily, it will not affect his vocal cords!!! WOW PEREZ YOU'RE SERIOUSLY A FUCKING ASSHOLE go eat shit motherfucker…. i hope he gets better :(

  27. 27

    Best Beastie Boy EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. 28

    Yeah lymph node cancer is usually a bad scene….glad they can deal with it now. Yauch!!!! Ad Rock wat up!! Cookie Puss

  29. 29

    It's cause he spits so sick!!!!! :)

  30. 30

    Get well soon bb!!!! Take your time to get better.

  31. 31

    For some reason they always remind me of you. Def. have them on your D. I'm still adding to it!

  32. 32

    love how he explain "as a matter of fact" his cancer…Cancer is such an ugly word..It's very important that celebrities like him, speak of this disease without being afraid….

    Good job sir, you are going to be ok…

  33. 33

    pray pray pray!!!
    prayer isn't the medicine
    its the cure…..
    but not cool!!!!
    praying time!!!!

  34. 34

    Re: Wendy Testaburger – Wendy ..You must bea real joyful person to have around…….LOL It is not in his lypmphatic system it is in A (singular) lymph node near the gland ! Big Difference …..try a little optomisim in your life….maybe get a new and happier avatar ! and people wont vomit when they see you

  35. ass says – reply to this


    "Luckily, it will not affect his vocal cords"
    I think people are a tad more concerned about him not DYING, fuckbag.

  36. @v@ says – reply to this


    That's Beastly, Beastie.
    Hang in there.
    Apology accepted; just don't do it again.