The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch has sent an update to his fans, after recently having had a cancerous tumor removed from his left salivary gland. Because it was taken care of before it grew too big, the cancer will not affect his ability to rap.
Here's what he told fans:
"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."
The release of the Beastie Boys’ new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, hasn’t been scheduled yet.