MCA, one third of my favorite band of all time, Beastie Boys, posted a message on the group's mailing list announcing his status. In case you didn't know, the man born Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer of the parotid salivary gland. He had surgery, kicked it with the Dalai Lama and is getting better. That's good news for B Boys nerds like me. Seriously, without the Beastie Boys, who the hell knows what sorta nerd I would have turned into.
Anyway, here's a part of what he had to say.
"I'm taking Tibetan medicine and at the recommendation of the Tibetan doctors I've been eating a vegan/organic diet, surprisingly enough that was harder to do in India than it is now that I'm back home. I'm feeling healthy, strong and hopeful that I've beaten this thing, but of course time will tell."
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I'm hoping Yauch makes a full recovery and not just because I need more B Boys records in my life, but because I'd hate to think an artist who so profoundly shaped my life isn't doing well.