by Lisa Kalner Williams
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Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, is now body movin’ cancer free — thanks in part to the healing powers of vegan foods.

In July 2009, Yauch stepped away from recording to fight a cancerous tumor on his parotid (salivary) gland. His recovery included an organic, vegan diet and Tibetan medicine.

Now that Yauch has been given an “all clear” by his medical team, he is rockin’ his skills to pay the bills! The Boys will most likely all appear at the Sundance Film Festival this month to premiere ”Fight For Your Right Revisited,” a short film with Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, and Jack Black, among other A-list celebs. The film is a spinoff of the Beasties’ 1986 video “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).” Yauch is also slated to finish up the Beastie Boys’ upcoming release Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2, due this Spring. (Part 1 has yet to be released.)

Congrats on your recovery, Adam!

[Update: Yauch has gone on the Beastie Boys' Website to share the following about his health status: "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." We look forward to posting again once MCA has licked his cancer for good.]

About Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams is a lover of rock 'n' roll and founder of Sierra Tierra Marketing, a social analytics, strategy, and education company. She lives with her vegan family in the Greater Boston area.

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  • Sonia

    That’s great news(about the cancer and the veganism)! Finally some REAL rap music!