Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch diagnosed with cancer

Adam Yauch Speaks At The Apple Store

The Beastie Boys’ highly anticipated album and summer tour have been pushed back indefinitely after band member Adam “MCA” Yauch revealed that he is suffering from cancer.

In a video on YouTube, the 43-year-old informed fans that he was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left salivary gland. He said that he’s going to have surgery next week, and while the news sounds dire, doctors are hopeful that he should make a full recovery.

“This is something that’s very treatable and in most cases it’s, um, they’re able to completely get rid of it,” Yauch said. He also apologized to “anyone who’s made plans” to come to the shows.


Don’t worry, he’ll be fine.