The Beastie Boys have cancelled its scheduled tour dates and are postponing the release of their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 on the heels of finding out that Adam Yauch is suffering from throat cancer. Adam posted an upbeat and positive video on the Beastie's official website, telling fans that he has a "very treatable" cancerous tumor in his salivary gland and a nearby lymph node.
About two months ago I started feeling a little lump in my throat. I started think I should talk to my doctor ... and he sent me to a specialist, and they did tests, and I actually have a form of cancer. The good news is that they did scans of my whole body and it's only localized this one place, and it's not in a place that effects my voice, so that's nice. This is something that's very treatable in most cases, they're able to completely get rid of it and people don't have continuing problems with it and it's not anywhere else in my body.
Sucks to hear about Adam having to deal with this, but awesome that he's positive about it and it sounds like they caught the problem REALLY early. F*ck that tumor up, Adam!