Beastie Boys’ MCA diagnosed with cancer – tour/new album pushed back

Beastie Boys MCA

Beastie Boys MCASome pretty sad news hit the web yesterday as Beastie Boys‘ Adam “MCA” Yauch announced via the band’s website that’s he has just recently been diagnosed with a tumor in a parotid gland. Lately, during live shows, MCA was evidently struggling a bit, compared to the rest of the trio and this serves as a very unwanted explanation.

Fans should not worry too much though (heck, it’s just cancer, right?), since it’s been localized and apparently very easily treatable. His vocal abilities won’t be affected at all, either. Unfortunately, Yauch will need a couple of weeks worth of recovery after the procedure is over, so a number of dates from the upcoming tour have been canceled (including All Points West, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits shows) and the new album “Hot Sauce Committee Part 1” has been postponed.

We, here at ZME, wish MCA a speedy, complications free recovery!

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  • Jared Stenzel

    That’s going to be a huge loss to the Beastie Boys. Moving the album and tour back was an obvious move.

  • Microsoft Points

    Wow, I have heard nothing about this until now. I have listened to them for 15+ years. And it is very shocking since I am the same age as him. I hope he is doing well!