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Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Opens Up About His Battle With Oral Cancer

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Rikki Rockett is going through a very difficult time.

In a recent interview, the Poison drummer revealed that he has oral cancer and is currently undergoing bouts of chemotherapy to treat the disease. Needless to say, the diagnosis has ben extremely tough on the musician.

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Rockett said of the distressing situation:

"The first doctor I went to sat me down, looked me in the eyes, and he said, ‘You've had pretty good health all your life. He said, ‘It is very treatable, it's very curable, but it is a son of a bitch to treat, and I'm gonna hurt you.' And it scared the hell out of me."

Wow. We bet Rikki was especially frightened considering he's the father of two young children.

The rocker also disclosed that he'll undergo a PET scan in February to determine if the nine chemo treatments and seven weeks of radiation worked.

Aw. It's sad to know that Rikki will most likely spend the holidays worrying about his results. We just hope February brings good news.

Good luck, Rockett.

[Image via Twitter.]

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