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- Posted on Aug 9th 2011 2:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to Ksat.com (via NME), Hamilton had the procedure last week to remove cancer of the throat and tongue. The operation was deemed a success; there was no damage to his airway or voice.
The rocker seems to be in good spirits, too, as he tweeted over the weekend: "We've got a major pile of good songs to work on." Hamilton and the gang are hard at work on Aerosmith's long-awaited new album, the follow-up to 2004's 'Honkin' on Bobo' (although their last proper studio effort was 2001's 'Just Push Play').
Hamilton's battle with the disease dates back to 2006 when he was first diagnosed with tongue cancer. After undergoing treatment, the bassist said he was cancer-free later in 2006. Yet he was forced to miss the band's 'Route of All Evil' jaunt that year due to the illness, with former Joe Perry Project bassist David Hull filling in.
Now that Hamilton is on the mend again, we wish him a speedy recovery. Especially since the band kicks off a South American tour in Lima, Peru on Oct. 22 before heading to Japan for an eight-date tour -- including two Tokyo shows -- in late Nov.