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Band’s tour affected

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

According to Aerosmith.com Hamilton has missed dates of the band’s Route Of Evil tour due to treatment.

The post reads: “Tom Hamilton will be sitting out a few gigs at the beginning of he band’s upcoming Route Of Evil tour.

Hamilton has just completed a seven week course of radiation treatment for throat cancer. He will be with his family recovering and will join the tour in mid-October. He and his band mates look forward to his return.

“Filling in for Hamilton will be David Hull a longtime friend of the band who played in the Joe Perry Project.”

Hamilton formed Aerosmith with core members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in 1970.