Ed. Note: Bummer news to hear, Adam is not only a great musician but a phenomenal person. My prayers and thoughts go out to him, his family and the rest of the band for a speedy recovery!
From CNN: The Beastie Boys canceled all scheduled concerts and delayed their next album release while member Adam “MCA” Yauch is treated for a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland, Yauch says in a video statement to fans.
“The good news is that they did scans of my whole body and it’s only localized in this one area and it’s not in a place that affects my voice,” Yauch says. “So, that’s nice. That’s convenient.”
The cancer is in his left parotid gland and “also in a lymph node right in that area,” he says.