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Date: Aug 5 23:20:01 2009
The Beastie Boys' MCA sends email update to fans on cancer

Fans on the Beastie Boys' website mailing list received an update from Adam "MCA" Yauch on his cancer via email. Yauch had announced on July 20th that a cancerous tumor had been found in his left salivary gland, forcing the band to postpone their Sept. 15th scheduled release of their new album, "Hot Sauce Committee, Part 1" as well as a handful of live appearances, including last week's All Points West Festival.

Read Yauch's email to fans in its entirety below.

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!




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