Updated: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch: “Reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated”

As we’d reported here earlier, Adam Yauch (aka MCA) of the Beastie Boys has been battling cancer, in the form of a tumor on his parotid gland.

Shambhala Sun7 January 2011

As we’d reported here earlier, Adam Yauch (aka MCA) of the Beastie Boys has been battling cancer, in the form of a tumor on his parotid gland. Today it was reported that he’s been declared cancer free. As the Toronto Sun said, the hoped-for diagnosis came after Yauch had “adopted a strict vegan diet and turned to ancient Chinese medicine upon the advice of Tibetan doctors.” But Yauch himself writes on the Beastie Boys website:

While I’m grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated.

I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future.

Our best wishes to him for continued optimism and a positive outcome.