Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Cancer Update

Fight for Your Right to HealthcareReceived an email update this morning from Adam Yauch a.k.a. Beastie Boy MCA. He says he’s “rapidly recovering” from his surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his parotid gland. He’s not taking any of the pain medication in an effort to speed the healing process.

In a few weeks, he’ll next start radiation treatments, a few minutes a day, 5 days a week, for about 7 weeks. Get well soon, Yauch!

Read the full statement and see Jay-Z’s “No Sleep till Brooklyn” tribute after the jump…

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Video: Jay-Z – “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” (All Points West Festival)

what i did over my summer vacation

aug 5 2009

hey all,

hope you are doing well.

so i’m about a week and a half out of surgery now and rapidly recovering from it. i haven’t taken any of the pain meds, which supposedly speeds along the healing process, or should i say, taking them slows it down. anyway, i spent 1 night at the hospital after the surgery. the hospital was too crazy to get any rest so i headed home to relax, have home cooked food and hang out with the family.

i’m pretty well detoxed from the anesthesia that they pumped me up with to keep me under for all that time. that took several days to get out of my system. my neck and jaw are still pretty stiff from the surgery, but it gets better everyday. had the stitches out this past monday… so things are moving along.

but no sooner am i on the mend from this first torture than are they lining up the next one. the next line of treatment will be radiation. that involves blasting you with some kind of beam for a few minutes a day, 5 days a week, for about 7 weeks. that will start in a few weeks…

saw the jay-z cover of no sleep, and the coldplay one of fight for your right from APW on youtube. good shit. and i heard karen o wore a “get well MCA” armband, and that q-tip gave a shout out too….. very kind of them.

just wanted to thank them and everyone else who sent positive thoughts my way. i do think that all of the well wishes have contributed to the fact that my treatment and recovery are going well.

much love back at all of you!


13 thoughts on “Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Cancer Update”

  1. I am 9 years old. I can tell you that I know all the lyrics to all of your songs. You and your bandmates are geniouses. You made me want to form my own band…The Two Bad Monkeys. It’s my best friend Gracie and me. I hope you don’t mind but we performed two of your songs at Gracie’s sister’s sweet 16 party a few weeks ago. The audience sang along and clapped and yelled for us real loud. I can’t tell you how much I’ve prayed for you to get better. It’s been a lot. You are too much of a good thing to go away this soon. I hope your recovery has been as speedy as you say. I look forward to meeting you some day so I can tell you in person how much I look up to you. My dad died on May 10 last year, but just a few days before he died, we listened to No Sleep Til Brooklyn and banged our heads together. It was awesome. My mom tries to do it with me now too especially since we got Guitar Hero, but I think my dad knew what he was doing a little more than she does. She tries though. Anyway, you have to get better. You are a good man. love, Brayden your number one fan of all time. Except my friend Gracie. She loves you very much too.

  2. lol its me im dead i nevr luved u lol and stop fucken covering beastie boys songs u untalented whore.

    im burnin in hell lol save me

  3. Bitch, stop covering our songs. Thank you.

    If you really like us, suck my dick. Thanks.

    Love, Adam Yauch.

    AKA, MCA.

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