Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch “Hopeful” About Cancer Prognosis

The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch says he “healthy, strong, and hopeful” after undergoing treatment for cancer.


Yauch (MCA) shared his confidence that he has beaten cancer, in an email message to fans this week.

The Beastie Boys’ new studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, was put on hold after Adam announced that he had cancer in a YouTube message to fans on July 20. The group subsequently cancelled all scheduled live performances, including festival dates at All Points West, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Osheaga, and Austin City Limits.

A new release date for the dis has not been determined.

Yauch sent an email update to the Beastie Boys’ official fan list after returning from a visit to Tibetan doctors in Dharamsala, India, where he traveled shortly after undergoing surgery in late July to remove a cancerous tumour from his left parotid gland.

“I’m taking Tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the Tibetan doctors I’ve been eating a vegan/organic diet,” Yauch said in the fan message, adding that his new health regimen “surprisingly enough was harder to do in India than it is now that I’m back home.”

He added, “I’m feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that I’ve beaten this thing, but of course time will tell.”

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