Beastie Boys member Adam MCA Yauch is recovering from a recent surgery that removed a cancerous tumor in his parotid (salivary) gland.
Yauch released a statement revealing that the lengthy surgery took place last week, to remove the tumor from his left gland was a success.
"I'm pretty well detoxed from the anesthesia that they pumped me up with to keep me under for all that time," Yauch stated. "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."
The Beastie Boys announced that they were postponing the release of their new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 as well as canceling a tour to promote the new record.
Group member Yauch needs time to heal, as he just had the stitches removed from his neck on Monday (August 3).
The rapper must now undergo radiation treatment.
Things are moving along, Yauch stated. 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.
According to Yauch, his radiation treatment is slated to begin in a few weeks.