Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has cancer

The Beastie Boys have brought the rap for ages (and look much, much older than I remember them being) and sometimes it’s hard to remember they’re human.

But they are. Adam Yauch has announced he has cancer in his carotid gland (in his neck), which means surgery and chemo. It won’t affect his voice and they’ve caught it early, but still, not good news. The duo are canceling their upcoming tour dates and have postponed the planned album release. Our thoughts are with the Boys and we’re hoping for a quick recovery:

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