Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch clarifies cancer condition

Rapper says all-clear reports are 'exaggerated'

Believe it or not, what looks likely to be called 'Tadlock's Glasses' will be Beastie Boys' eight studio album. Recorded in their own New York studio and using samples plucked from shops the world over, it sees them ditch politics and going back to their party-starting roots. Expect steel drums, a collaboration with Santogold and a huge world tour in 2009. Release date: Expected late Spring 2009.
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has clarified his current health condition after reports circulated that he had been given the all-clear from cancer.

The rapper released a statement to fans on the group's email mailing list, stating that reports of him being cancer-free are "exaggerated".

He said: "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."

Yauch moved to clarify the situation after a UK radio report earlier this week suggested he had been given the all-clear.

Yauch was diagnosed with cancer of the preaortic gland and lymph node in 2009.

Beastie Boys are set to release their new album 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2' in the spring.

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