Yauch recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Fortunately the cancer was located early and was localized in a location that will not affect Yauch’s vocal chords. The early detection and localization reportedly made for a successful surgical procedure.
The release of Beastie Boys’ new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 has yet to be re-scheduled. More information will be released as it becomes available.An excerpt from Yauch’s message to Beastie Boys fans is as follows:hey all,so i just got back from dharamsala, india. went over there to see some tibetan doctors, but as it worked out, the Dalai Lama was giving a 3 day teaching, so i was able to attend that as well.
i’m feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that i’ve beaten this thing, but of course time will tell. i’m taking tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the tibetan doctors i’ve been eating a vegan/organic diet, which surprisingly enough was harder to do in india than it is now that i’m back home. here i can just shop for the right food and cook…a lot easier than depending on restaurants.
when i was in india i visited an ani gompa (a nunnery) called jamyang choling. they did a puja (religious ceremony) for me to help me get well. one nun said to me “we do prayers and then you are better.” so i’ve got that going for me, which is nice.
More news on Beastie Boys can be found at Beastieboys.com.