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Adam Yauch Says Reports He Is Cancer Free Are 'Exaggerated'

'I'm continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future,' Yauch said in a statement

January 8, 2011 12:20 AM ET
Adam Yauch Says Reports He Is Cancer Free Are 'Exaggerated'
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Contrary to widely distributed reports from early Friday, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch has not fully recovered from cancer. "While I'm grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated," Yauch said in a statement. "I'm continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future."

Photos: The Beastie Boys

In the summer of 2009 Yauch learned he had a tumor in his parotid gland. The news caused the Beastie Boys to postpone the release of their new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1. This past October the group announced that the LP — now called Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2  — will hit shelves in the spring.

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