Lit Drummer Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

Allen Shellenberger, drummer for Orange County’s Platinum rock band Lit, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor earlier this month.

After biopsy, it was discovered that Shellenberger’s cancer is malignant glioma ‑ a type of primary central nervous system tumor that usually occurs in the brain.

At only 38 years old, he is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments with world-renowned neurosurgeons at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute.

This is the same type of cancer Senator Edward M. Kennedy is battling.

On Wednesday, Shellenberger was interviewed for ABC's World News Tonight, shown below.


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