Good news, everyone: Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is now recovering after undergoing surgery to deal with the cancerous tumour recently found in his throat. This morning (August 5), Yauch sent out an email to fans to give them a little post-op update, saying he's now out of hospital and enjoying the simple comforts of home and some time off with his family.
"So, I'm about a week-and-a-half out of surgery now and rapidly recovering from it," Yauch wrote. "I haven't taken any of the pain meds, which supposedly speeds along the healing process, or should I say, taking them slows it down. Anyway, I spent one night at the hospital after the surgery. The hospital was too crazy to get any rest so I headed home to relax, have home cooked food and hang out with the family.
"I'm pretty well detoxed from the anesthesia that they pumped me up with to keep me under for all that time. That took several days to get out of my system. My neck and jaw are still pretty stiff from the surgery, but it gets better everyday. Had the stitches out this past Monday... so things are moving along."
However, Yauch will soon have to begin radiation treatment, which he describes as "torture," adding that it "involves blasting you with some kind of beam for a few minutes a day, five days a week, for about seven weeks."
Also, the Beastie gave no clues as to when fans can expect to get their hands on the group's upcoming and now-delayed album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.