Adam: Um, so… Man: This is not funny. Adam: …this is not funny. He’s dead serious. So the reason that we’re here talking to you is because I have some pretty heavy news to say, unfortunately we’re going to have to cancel a bunch of our shows and actually push back our record release. Because recently about two months ago I started feeling this little lump in my throat like you would feel if you had swollen glands. Like you would feel if you had cold and so I didn’t really think it was anything but just recently when we were over in Europe doing promotion I started to think I should talk to my doctor so I called my doctor and saw him when I got back, this was about two weeks ago and he sent me to a specialist and they did test and I actually have a form of cancer in the gland that’s over here and it’s in a gland called the paretic gland and it’s also in a lymph node right in that area. So I’m actually going to have to have surgery probably next week coming up and then after that have to have some radiation done localized in that area. The good news is that it is…they did scans of my whole body and it’s only localized in this one area and it’s not in a place that effects my voice so that’s nice. Man: That’s a plus. Adam: That’s convenient. So anyway it’s a bit of a setback, it’s a pain in the ass but this is something that’s very treatable in most cases it’s…they’re able to completely get rid of it and people don’t have continuing problems with it and they caught it early and it’s not anywhere else in my body so that’s the good news. That’s what’s up. So I apologize to everybody for anyone who has made plans and was psyched to come these shows that are coming up and I just apologize for anyone has put themselves out in terms of their schedule and we’ll be back doing this soon so that’s what’s up. Man: We’ll see you son I guess is the… Adam: And very kind of Adam to come here and hang out with me. Man: Yeah I’d like to also say for the record that Adam didn’t tell me why I was coming down here so I was on the couch watching TV and this is a fake beard and look I was actually dressed very nice. Adam: This part of the look for your other band, the country. The Kenny Rogers stuff. Man: I’m working on a thing. Adam: This is a great opportunity you’ll have some time now to bust it out. Man: This is like a plug for that. So this is a multi fold type of message. Adam: This is going to be big. Man: This is really big. Thank you for the opportunity and we’ll see ya.


Adam Yauch, from the Beastie Boys announces that he has a type of cancer that are effecting his glands.