The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch who was diagnosed with cancer this summer, has recently declared that he is “healthy, strong and hopeful” after undergoing cancer treatment. Yauch revealed that he won his cancer battle in an e-mail message to fans this week.
The message come after the singer returned from a visit to Tibetan doctors in Dharamsala, India. Yauch was in India this summer in order to undergo a surgery which supposed to remove a cancerous tumour from his left parotid gland. “I’m taking Tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the Tibetan doctors I’ve been eating a vegan/organic diet. I’m feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that I’ve beaten this thing, but of course time will tell”, Yauch said in his e-mail to the fans.
The Beastie Boys’ work on their new studio album, ‘Hot Sauce Committee’ Part 1 was delayed after the announcement that Yauch was diagnosed with cancer made over Youtube on July 20. Then the band has cancelled their live performances, including festival dates at All Points West, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Osheaga, and Austin City Limits.