Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer

Beastie Boys announced by video on the band’s website that they would have to cancel some of their upcoming shows and delay their record release due to the “heavy news” that Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has a form of cancer in his parotid gland and will face surgery and radiation very soon. Joined by Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, Yauch relates the news from his studio and maintains his sense of humor while he assures everyone that the “little lump” is “localized” and “very treatable” and will only be a minor setback for the band.

Adam, there’s no need for you to apologize to us. Just get better!

This entry was posted in KEXP, Music News, New York and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

2 Comments

  1. Nimmer
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I hope that MCA beats this shit and goes on loving life. I lost my father to cancer a couple years ago and am still not over it. I hope MCA comes back 200% better.

  2. Deni
    Posted March 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I love Adam Yauch..... It is really unfortunate for a very talented man like him to have this disease. Come back soon, Beastie Boys! And get well soon!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Help Power KEXP!

    Help Power KEXP!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories