Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch MCA Cancer Announcement: Tour Canceled
In a YouTube video posted on the band's website on Monday, Adam Yauch (aka MCA) stated that he is being treated for a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland; the announcement was made by Yauch 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.
He will likely undergo surgery next week and radiation treatments afterward, he says.