Adam Yauch Of The Beastie Boys Says He Is Not Cancer Free After All
I am one of the many that reported last week that Beasite Boys member” MCA”, (Adam Yauch), is cancer free. The sources that reported that were credible and just must have had bad info, because what I read on Pulse Of Radio this morning contradicts those claims.
Adam “MCA” Yauch issued a statement on Friday (January 7th), denying reports that he was clear of the salivary gland cancer he has been fighting for a year and a half. Yauch’s statement simply read,
“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.”
Yauch issued his statement following worldwide reports that doctors had given him a clean bill of health 18 months after first being diagnosed in July 2009.
The source of the reports appeared to be an interview that Yauch’s bandmate Mike Diamond did with BBC Radio 1. Although it was reported that Diamond described Yauch as cancer-free in the interview, a spokesperson for the band stated that “Mike did not say that.”
Plans are reportedly on track for the trio to release its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, this spring, but the outlook for any other Beastie Boys activity remains murky at this point