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- Posted on Jul 20th 2009 12:45PM by Dan Reilly
Sitting alongside member Adam Horovitz, Yauch made the announcement in a video clip on the group's official Web site. Yauch said that for the past two months he'd been feeling a lump in his throat like he had a cold and consulted doctors two weeks ago. After undergoing tests, they found the tumor in his parotid gland, a salivary gland, as well as its lymph node, and he'll be undergoing surgery next week. Fortunately, Yauch says they caught the cancer early, it hasn't spread and should be easily treatable. He also notes that the surgery and treatment won't affect his vocal cords.
Yauch goes on to apologize to all their fans and saysn "we'll be back doing doing this soon." In typical Beastie fashion, the two of them then go on to make a joke out of the situation, noting that Horovitz was home watching TV when he was called to the studio for the news. He even says to Yauch, "Thank you for the opportunity" to have the time to work on his solo stuff, saying it's inspired by Kenny Rogers. The band was scheduled to perform at All Points West on Friday, July 31, and the album was set to be released Sept. 15. Check out the entire video statement below.