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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Updates Fans

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has e-mailed fans with an update on how things are going.

The MC recently announced that the group would have to cancel shows and delay the release of their new album as he has been diagnosed with cancer in his salivary gland and a nearby lymph node.

Coldplay and Replacement headliner Jay-Z performed covers of B-Boys songs at the All Points West festival. You can watch videos of the Jay-Z performance after reading MCA’s letter below.

hey all,
hope you are doing well.
so i’m about a week and a half out of surgery now and rapidly recovering from it. i haven’t taken any of the pain meds, which supposedly speeds along the healing process, or should i say, taking them slows it down. anyway, i spent 1 night at the hospital after the surgery. the hospital was too crazy to get any rest so i headed home to relax, have home cooked food and hang out with the family. i’m pretty well detoxed from the anesthesia that they pumped me up with to keep me under for all that time. 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. had the stitches out this past monday… so things are moving along.

but no sooner am i on the mend from this first torture than are they lining up the next one. 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. that will start in a few weeks… saw the jay-z cover of no sleep, and the coldplay one of fight for your right from APW on youtube. good s**t. and i heard karen o wore a “get well MCA” armband, and that q-tip gave a shout out too….. very kind of them. just wanted to thank them and everyone else who sent positive thoughts my way. i do think that all of the well wishes have contributed to the fact that my treatment and recovery are going well. much love back at all of you!
adam

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