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Beastie Boys’ MCA has cancer; band cancels festival appearances, pushes back album release

In a video posted on the band’s official website earlier today, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys revealed that he has been diagnosed as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. Fortunately, because it was caught early, doctors believe it is very treatable, though Yauch will need surgery and several weeks of additional treatment.

on July 20, 2009, 12:31pm