MCA is Recovering from Surgery

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RollingStones is reporting that he went through the procedure last week and that he’s already in recovery:

Beastie Boys‘ Adam “MCA” Yauch confirmed he’s making a quick recovery from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his parotid gland — and thanked artists who have paid tribute to him onstage — in an e-mail message to fans dated today. In the personal missive, Yauch reveals his surgery was completed a week and a half ago, and that he spent only one post-op night in the hospital before heading home to recuperate, “have home cooked food and hang out with the family.” Yauch told fans about his cancer directly in a video message on July 20th.

“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,” he writes, noting that it took several days to get the anesthesia from the operation out of his system. Yauch reveals he’s experiencing stiffness in his neck and jaw, but his condition is improving with each day. Radiation treatments, a “torture,” MCA says, which will involve “blasting you with some kind of beam for a few minutes a day, 5 days a week, for about 7 weeks” begin in several weeks.

But Yauch still has his mind on music, despite his medical setback. He writes that he saw all the All Points West tributes to the Beasties, who had to pull out of the festival at the eleventh hour due to his diagnosis. Shouting out Jay-Z for his cover of “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” and Coldplay’s Chris Martin’s solo piano take on “Fight for Your Right” with “good shit,” MCA also thanked Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O for wearing a “Get Well MCA” armband and Q-Tip for his good vibes. […]

“I do think that all of the well wishes have contributed to the fact that my treatment and recovery are going well,” Yauch concludes. “Much love back at all of you!”

That’s great to hear. Hopefully the rest of his treatment will go smoothly and he can get back to his life. Best luck to him and the Beastie Boys.

Previously: Beastie Boys Cancel Tour Dates + Postpone Album Release


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63 Responses to “MCA is Recovering from Surgery”

  1. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 10:26 am
    Max said Writer was MADD apologetic when he ran up on him in the stu. The way Max lowers his shades when he retells the story is unintentional comedy.

    –Tell us more about the great one Billz

    *sits around campfire*

    ^^

    *dies*

  2. b-ease Says:

    Paul Revere >>>>

  3. AmpGeez a.k.a. Dro Jackson Says:

    Rell said Jimmy fucked up DipSet but Jim let Rell eat off that M.O.B album.

    Cam ain’t holler at nobody but 40.

  4. RIGZ Says:

    Why is everyone born with Cancer…? Shits crazy when you think about it.

    We all have cancer from birth, it’s just waiting to get activated

  5. b-ease Says:

    RIGZ Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 10:36 am
    Why is everyone born with Cancer…? Shits crazy when you think about it.

    We all have cancer from birth, it’s just waiting to get activated

    ^^
    Word? Never heard that. What’s the science on this rigz?

  6. Mr. trapstar trap bars all trap everything Says:

    *barrells into comment section in mediocar form then ascends mid-air to transform into ‘all trap-a-boticus’*

    greeting my ‘nah’tobots.

    *daps abound, all around*

  7. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Why is everyone born with Cancer…? Shits crazy when you think about it.

    We all have cancer from birth, it’s just waiting to get activated

    ^^

    the real question u gotta ask yourself is would they release a cure if one popped up, considering all the millions of people whose livelihood depends on there not being one?

  8. RIGZ Says:

    Word? Never heard that. What’s the science on this rigz?

    ^^^

    Its truth, we are all born with cancer cells…when you “get” cancer, it just means they’re now activated

    There must be a reasoning behind this mankind is yet to understand…

  9. A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:

    ^Umm… Brees and Palmer don’t have super bowl rings, and Eli is the brother of the other and beat the last one on that list to win his ring…

    Next argument

    And Eli doesnt have to run “an” offense better than them, he just needs to run his offense to perfection, and while he’s not quite there yet, he’s getting there

    –If it wasnt for Brett farve going rambo in overtime and a 3rd string nigga catching balls with his helmet .. eli wouldnt have a ring either. Eli is what Mcmahon was to the bears in the 80s… just keep it close so that the defense can do the job. Shit im not saying Eli is COMPLETELY incompetent but hes definitely not worth 15mill a yr… hes def not winning any MVPs in the near future.. i’ll my mama on that

  10. b-ease Says:

    when you “get” cancer, it just means they’re now activated

    ^^
    Overstood.

  11. cOLD Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 10:37 am
    College Student Gets Hit With A $675K Fine For Downloading Music!

    ^foulness. no retails .

  12. cOLD Says:

    when you “get” cancer, it just means they’re now activated

    ^^
    Overstood.

    ^ wait what I miss.

  13. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    and a 3rd string nigga catching balls with his helmet

    ^^

    *remembers this *

    *rofls*

    *pauses*

  14. RIGZ Says:

    In theory, cancer cells have been in existence for over 4 billion years. Before the evolutionary phase, roughly 530 million years ago, when animals evolved into hard-bodied entities–referred to as the Cambrian Explosion–the cells were in a state in which they divided and multiplied in a constant process, expanding and expanding. However, during this period, they evolved into regular cells constituting what eventually evolved into the human body. It was also with the Cambrian Explosion that cancer’s nemesis, NK cells, were brought into regular existence.

    Every day, in the human body, an estimated 5,000 cancer cells are produced. What prevents the cells from actually developing into what we call a ‘cancer’–a group of expanding cancer cells that form a tumour–are the body’s NK cells

  15. Beezy Says:

    Drake Comes Out

    ^finally

  16. A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:

    Cici how much was Donovans extension that the EaGals hit him with this year… I know Mama McNabb is looking at him all types of sideways for letting Waldo make more money when hes worth more to philly than eli does to the Giants

  17. cOLD Says:

    are the body’s NK cells

    ^ so its NK cells ftw?

  18. CiCi The Intern Says:

    A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Cici how much was Donovans extension that the EaGals hit him with this year… I know Mama McNabb is looking at him all types of sideways for letting Waldo make more money when hes worth more to philly than eli does to the Giants
    ^^^

    2 yrs, about 25 million … he got a 3 mill raise, I believe.

    He’ll retire as an Eagle, I hope. I plead. I prey.

  19. RIGZ Says:

    Thats just a theory though

    Really, no one knows why we are all born with cancer. They just know that we are

    Maybe its a big self-destruct button, who knows

  20. G7 Says:

    that drake post got deaded in record time
    nh

  21. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    how Clinton just slide over to North Korea and come back wit them two broads like it was a brothel or some shit?

    that shit dont smell right to me.

  22. Beezy Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 10:46 am
    how Clinton just slide over to North Korea and come back wit them two broads like it was a brothel or some shit?

    that shit dont smell right to me.

    ^North Korea agreed in advance to trade them for a visit from Slick Willy

  23. G7 Says:

    gotta love the range of topics on nah. from Ran to Rell to cancer…lol

  24. CiCi The Intern Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 10:46 am
    how Clinton just slide over to North Korea and come back wit them two broads like it was a brothel or some shit?

    that shit dont smell right to me.
    ^^^

    SMH @ all these damn Sigmas claiming Clinton and shit because he pulled that move. Fuck outta here with that shit LOL!

  25. Joe 88 Says:

    and a 3rd string nigga catching balls with his helmet

    *Dead*

  26. Beezy Says:

    them asian reporter broads aint even cute…should’ve left them in the gulags

  27. b-ease Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 10:46 am
    how Clinton just slide over to North Korea and come back wit them two broads like it was a brothel or some shit?

    that shit dont smell right to me.

    ^^
    It did seem mad quick, but from what I’ve read, it was decided that the journalists would be released long before Bill even got on the plane to go over there.

    North Korea just trying to play chess would be my guess…

  28. Smear Says:

    Yup, Bill’s one cool customer[ll]

  29. Beezy Says:

    Eli = highest paid player in the NFL

    the end of time is neigh

  30. cOLD Says:

    so now I see where the budden lux thing was coming from…

  31. b-ease Says:

    them asian reporter broads aint even cute…should’ve left them in the gulags

    ^^
    One of ’em is busted, but I thought the other was actually alright.

  32. Smear Says:

    but definitely some shady shit goin on behind the scenes…. A fucking sit-down for crumpets and tea with Kim Jong-Il…? For real? How the fuck?

  33. G7 Says:

    didn’t even recognize the Beastie in that pic. forgot how old they are.

  34. A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:

    I remember draft night when Eli was drafted by SD and looked disgusted at he was going to play in Cali. Like he wouldnt even acknowledge them picking him.. I roffled

  35. b-ease Says:

    ^ so its NK cells ftw?

    ^^
    lol, word.

  36. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Stop that Eli hate unless your team got a ring

  37. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Brooklyn Strong Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 10:52 am
    Stop that Eli hate unless your team got a ring
    ^^^

    Oh hush.

    Corky ain’t immune from shit.

  38. b-ease Says:

    A fucking sit-down for crumpets and tea with Kim Jong-Il…? For real? How the fuck?

    ^^
    The fact that a former US president visited is a good look for N.Korea on a wider level. Makes them look like a real power player deserving respect, as opposed to a oppressive society ruled by a maniac. Not that those two things are always mutually exclusive.

  39. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    @ The Pic
    Black Man aging >>> White Man aging

  40. Beezy Says:

    b-ease Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 10:54 am
    A fucking sit-down for crumpets and tea with Kim Jong-Il…? For real? How the fuck?

    ^^
    The fact that a former US president visited is a good look for N.Korea on a wider level. Makes them look like a real power player deserving respect, as opposed to a oppressive society ruled by a maniac. Not that those two things are always mutually exclusive.

    >>Thats all they wanted, a visit from someone powerful for a photo opp.

    Its been done before, Jimmy Carter went there in 1994 and secured an agreement to abandon their nuclear program which lasted until 2003 – until Bush fucked it up by adding them in his “Axis of Evil” essentially unprovoked.

  41. A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:

    Stop that Eli hate unless your team got a ring

    –My team has a ring and made it back the next year and was evidently beat by the Goat QB.

    *Continues the Eli Ether*

    You ever notice how Eli’s helmet is bigger than everyone else. Like incase Brandon Jacob fumbles he could just whip out another one and scramble

  42. A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:

    Na im kidding… His helmet is that big because hes a Ruh-tard

  43. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Brooklyn Strong Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 10:52 am
    Stop that Eli hate unless your team got a ring
    ^^^

    Oh hush.

    Corky ain’t immune from shit.
    ===========================
    I was at the game whne Sehorn made that amazing pick on Mcnabb remeber that CiCi. lol Just like I cringe everytime they mention the mircle at the Meadowlands I was watching that game on tv when it happened I wanted to cry

  44. bc-tw Says:

    In his old age MCA is really starting to look like the prototypical Jewish male. He will be Bernie Madoff’s twin in about 10 years.

  45. RIGZ Says:

    Im so riveting when it comes to this scibbling
    Multi-task Ran, Im killing em while Im twittering
    Spilling them wild synonyms,you aint never thought about
    Run up in a Nerd’s crib, turn it to a Slaughterhouse
    Put a couple traps out, and you know I caught a Mouse…

    ^^^

    Damn Ran, thats how you feel huh? lol

  46. AmpGeez a.k.a. Dro Jackson Says:

    New York won’t be right until the Yanks win a ring with A-Rod (Not likely) & The Knicks make it back to the playoffs (Less likely).

  47. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Peyton and Eli have that Frankensteinish type dome

  48. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Bush fucked it up by adding them in his “Axis of Evil” essentially unprovoked.
    ^^^

    That was stupid, stupid and stupid. To go on primetime TV and show your balls like that was the most dumbass pride move I’ve ever seen. Like ninjas needs more ammunition.

  49. A tribe called quest aka The only Commenter to retype history without a keyboard Says:

    Eli remind me of that South park episode when Cartmen entered the Special Olympics

  50. Beezy Says:

    fit to govern-wise,

    Kim Jong Il > George Bush

  51. CiCi The Intern Says:

    I was at the game whne Sehorn made that amazing pick on Mcnabb remeber that CiCi. lol Just like I cringe everytime they mention the mircle at the Meadowlands I was watching that game on tv when it happened I wanted to cry
    ^^^

    Don’t remind me.

    I’ve had too many fuck me moments with the Eagles.

    Latest being the NFC championship last year. All we needed was one gottdamn stop but no, ninjas wanna let Arizona run all up in their scrotum like that. They creeped down the field for that TD. Pisses me off just thinking about it. McNabb was right to throw them dudes under a SEPTA trolley for that shit.

    (RIP Jim Johnson though)

  52. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Bush is going to Hell he caught morre bodies then Hitler

  53. MR. MEEN Says:

    MCA was with it and hes my ace so I grabbed the piano player and I punched him in the face.
    ^
    Respect The Greats. License to Ill still in my top ten albums of all time.

  54. AmpGeez a.k.a. Dro Jackson Says:

    Beezy Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 11:02 am
    fit to govern-wise,

    Kim Jong Il > George Bush
    ===================
    Insanity.

  55. Mr. trapstar trap bars all trap everything Says:

    License to Ill still in my top ten albums of all time.

    ^^^

    mr. me too.

  56. RIGZ Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Dro Jackson Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Beezy Says:

    August 5th, 2009 at 11:02 am
    fit to govern-wise,

    Kim Jong Il > George Bush
    ===================
    Insanity.

    ^^^

    Why is it insane?

  57. Beezy Says:

    *waits*

  58. AmpGeez a.k.a. Dro Jackson Says:

    *keep waiting*

  59. CiCi The Intern Says:

    *wanders*

  60. AmpGeez a.k.a. Dro Jackson Says:

    I’m not about to get into a debate over a comment meant for shock value. You know as well as I do that that cat is insane.

    Stupidity > Insanity

  61. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    anybody play chesss im at games.com

  62. B!Z Says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW here’s a little story….

  63. whooooooooohannnnnnnnnnnn Says:

    Word good news that MCA is recovering

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