Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Is Cancer-Free

In July 2009, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch announced he was battling cancer in his salivary gland. After months of treatment including surgery, radiation, Eastern medicine and a vegan diet, his bandmate Mike D announced that Yauch is now cancer-free.

The 46-year-old rapper put the Beastie Boys on the back burner while he underwent treatment, but it appears that he’s now ready to get back to work. Mike D explained that the group plans to work on a video and the second part of their latest album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, though their plans for touring are uncertain and depend on Yauch’s health. Yauch also worked on a film that we can’t wait to see called Fight For Your Right Revisited, a short based on the group’s hit song featuring Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Susan Sarandon among others. That premieres at Sundance this month.

This is awesome news, and we’re thrilled that Yauch is healthy and back in action.