Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch is recovering from surgery to treat a tumor and gearing up for radiation treatments, according to an e-mail he sent to his fans. Yauch recently sent the e-mail with the subject line “What I did over my summer vacation” after having revealed in July that he had a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland. “So I’m about a week and a half out of surgery now and rapidly recovering from it,” the e-mail said
The Beastie Boys canceled all scheduled concerts and delayed their next album release while member Adam "MCA" Yauch is treated for a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland, Yauch says in a video statement to fans. “The good news is that they did scans of my whole body and it’s only localized in this one area and it’s not in a place that affects my voice,” Yauch says. “So, that’s nice.