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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Has Cancer

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys announced Monday via homemade video on the band’s website that he has cancer.

As a result the group will cancel several shows and push back the release of their new album.

Yauch said in the video that he began to feel a small lump in his throat about two months ago and that doctors had recently found cancer in his parotid gland and in a lymph node.

“This is something that’s very treatable and in most cases… they’re able to completely get rid of it,” he said.

The group’s next scheduled appearance is at the All Points West Festival in Jersey City on July 31.

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