In an announcment on their website today, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch let it be know that he had been diagnosed with a form of cancer. According to the video, 2 months ago he discovered a lump on the side of his throat. He went to the doctor, who then sent him to a specialist. They discovered that it was a very treatable form of cancer. As such, they will be cancelling some upcoming shows they had planned. They will also be pushing back the release of their new album – “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.”
He stated that he will undergo surgery soon, followed by a small round of radiation. Also according to Yauch, the cancer was localized in the one area, and they did not find any trace in any other part of his body.
To check out the video, you can go to the Beastie Boys website.